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Raise 116

Help us raise awareness of our helpline by raising £116!

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How raise 116 helps support us

“Your helpline was a lifeline during one of the most difficult and stressful times I have ever encountered”

Our helpline is here to offer practical and emotional support for anyone affected by a disappearance. But sadly, not everyone who needs our services knows that we’re here for them. You can help by raising money and awareness of our free and confidential 116 000 helpline by joining in on our Facebook fundraising campaign: Raise 116.

As you read this, there are thousands of vulnerable missing people all over the UK, as well as thousands of families struggling to cope with a disappearance. We urgently need your help to:

  • Raise awareness of our free helpline number 116 000 which is here for missing people and their families
  • Raise funds needed to ensure a highly skilled advisor is at the end of the line to provide support in moments of crisis

Your step-by-step guide to a fundraiser

  • Step one: Visit the fundraiser section of our Facebook page

    Visit Missing People’s Facebook page. Click on ‘Fundraisers’ on the navigation menu. Then select ‘Raise money’ or ‘Create fundraiser’.

    Raise 116 fundraising

  • Step two: Basic information

    Here you need to enter basic information about your fundraiser. Make sure you’ve selected to fundraise for Missing People and put your target as £116. Just make sure you give your friends and family at least a month to donate.

    Setting up your raise 116 page

  • Step three: Tell your story

    Now it’s time to personalise your fundraising page. If you have a personal connection to the charity this is your opportunity to speak about it. If you’re not sure what to say, you can always copy and paste the text below:

    I want to raise money for Missing People as every 90 seconds someone is reported missing in the UK.

    I’m taking part in Missing People’s Raise116 campaign to raise awareness of their 116 000 helpline number, and to raise £116 so there is always a skilled advisor to take calls from someone in a moment of crisis.

    “I don’t know what families like mine would do without Missing People. Thank you” – Feedback from a mother of a missing child.

    Please give as generously as you can.

    How to set up your fundraiser

  • Step four: Choose a cover photo

    Select your cover photo. You can use our standard cover photo, or you can personalise it with your own photo. It’s totally up to you.

    Fundraising cover photo

  • Step five: Invite friends and spread the word

    Now your page is set up, make sure you invite your friends to donate. It’s also a great idea to write regular Facebook posts to encourage your friends to donate.

    If you reach £116, well done!