Organise your own event

Get creative and get in touch

We simply wouldn’t be able to do what we do without fundraising from our amazing supporters. You don’t need a special event to fundraise, be creative and come up with your own event. If you want to fundraise for us then we’d love to hear what you have planned. Get in touch with us using our form.

Fundraising online

We’d suggest setting up a JustGiving page to help spread the word of your fundraising activities. Why not set up a page today? It’s a pretty simple to use platform, in just a few clicks your event will be registered and you can start receiving donations.

www.justgiving.com/missingpeople

Pen to paper fundraising

If you prefer to raise money offline, or would like to offer both for your event, you can download our sponsorship form.

Paying money in

When your fundraising event is completed, it’s best to count up the money as soon as possible so we can put it straight towards helping people affected by a disappearance, and so we can thank you and your supporters as quickly as possible for all your hard work. Please do not send any cash through the post, coins do not travel well and we would be concerned if got lost on route. Instead, bank it and send us a cheque, or if you’d rather make a bank transfer please get in touch for our details.

If you are sending a cheque, please make it payable to Missing People Ltd and send it to:

Missing People
284 Upper Richmond Road West
London
SW14 7JE

If you’ve fundraised online through JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving they will send the money to us, so you don’t need to do anything.

Take photos and get in touch

We love seeing what people have been up to, so please take lots of photos and get in touch to tell us about your event. Send any photos to supporters@missingpeople.org.uk.

 

We want to make sure your fundraising is safe and legal. Before you get started, make sure you read the following and follow up with anything that applies to your event.

Collections

Always collect cash in a secure container e.g. a sealed tin, buckets or a secure cash box for change. Please do not collect money door to door; this is illegal without a licence. Please don’t shake the bucket as this will annoy passers by .

Lotteries

There are strict laws in place that you’ll need to abide by if you’re planning to organise a raffle. Please take a look at the Gambling Commission’s Organising Small Lotteries document to make sure it’s legal.

Permissions

Fundraisers and organisations planning an event must ensure that any required permissions or licences are obtained from the local authority or other relevant bodies. If you’re not sure, just ask!

Insurance

When fundraising or organising an event in public, make sure that there is sufficient third-party public liability cover in place. Most venues or councils will cover this, so please check with them.

Health and Safety

Fundraisers must carry out a risk assessment where it is reasonable to do so before undertaking an event of any size. If working with a third party or within a company, check who is responsible for this. Download our risk assessment form.

Children and Fundraising

If you are under the age of 18 please make sure that you have written consent from a parent or guardian to fundraise for Missing People.

Food and Alcohol

Please take great care when handling food and work to basic rules for safe preparation, storage, display and cooking. If you are selling/providing alcohol in public, the relevant licences/permissions may be in needed and age limits must be adhered to.