Find out about our face-to-face fundraising and where we are fundraising this week.
Where are we fundraising this week?
Download the site list for the coming week to find out if our fundraising agencies are working in your local area
Our fundraiser’s locations are subject to last minute changes and occasionally they can cross over into different postcode areas by mistake.
If you do come across fundraisers in an area not listed, please do not assume they are not legitimate.
If you do have concerns or would like reassurance of any fundraising activity you may see, please contact our Supporter Care team on email@example.com or telephone us on 0333 20 70 300 and we will be happy to answer any questions.
We have been closely following the Government guidelines, which has permitted face-to-face fundraising from 4 July 2020, and have made the decision to restart our door-to-door fundraising activity at limited locations from the 24 August.
Door-to-door fundraising is one of the most effective ways of recruiting supporters for Breast Cancer Now. Our door-to-door fundraisers knock on doors around the country to speak to people about our world-class research and life-changing care, and ask people if they can give a regular gift.
We work with door-to-door fundraisers for both regular giving and our Pink Ribbon Lottery.
Private sites fundraisers
We have been closely following the Government guidelines, which has permitted face-to-face fundraising from 4 July 2020, and have made the decision to restart our private site fundraising in November.
Our private sites fundraisers speak to members of the public about Breast Cancer Now in private sites, such as shopping centres and train stations, and encourage them to sign up to make a regular donation to our work.
Our private site fundraisers work with us for both regular giving and our Pink Ribbon Lottery.
Addressing queries about COVID-19 safety in Caithness
We can confirm that Breast Cancer Now is currently door to door fundraising in the Caithness area, and we have been in contact the Caithness Police station to verify this activity. Specific locations of where we are fundraising can be found by downloading the pdf at the top of the page.
Please be assured all of our fundraisers are adhering to strict COVID-19 regulations and guidance from the Fundraising Regulator, and that the decision to continue face to face fundraising during the COVID-19 pandemic has been made with the health and safety of the public and fundraising representatives being our top priority.
The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest crisis facing breast cancer in decades, pausing much work in this space including treatments, surgeries and screening programmes. The pandemic has also paused our research, community support services and much of our fundraising, and as a result the funds we raise through door to door fundraising are more critical and urgently needed than ever before. Fundraising in this way helps us to continue our world-class research, and to continue to provide life-changing care and support that so many people affected by breast cancer rely on.
If you have any concerns about door to door fundraising in your area, or for any further queries, please contact our Supporter Care team on 0333 20 70 300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Any future enquiries about the legitimacy of fundraisers in the Caithness area can be logged on the specific Police incident number PS-20201001-0317.
Frequently asked questions
Why have Breast Cancer Now decided to re-start face-to-face fundraising now?
Breast Cancer Now funds around a third of all breast cancer research in the UK. Due to lockdown measures, we’re facing a huge drop in income which could be devastating for progress on preventing breast cancer, saving lives and helping people affected by breast cancer to live well.
As lockdown measures ease, it is important that we resume fundraising where possible to continue towards our goal that by 2050 everyone affected by breast cancer will live – and is supported to live well.
We plan to begin face-to-face fundraising in an initial trial phase to determine the success and safety of the activity, which we will continually review. Our plans follow government advice and every decision is made with the health and safety of the public and fundraising representatives front of mind.
What safety measures are in place during the pandemic?
All face-to-face fundraising activities that take place on behalf of Breast Cancer Now will be done in accordance with government guidelines and with the safety of our fundraisers and the public at front of mind. A checklist to ensure this is met will be regularly monitored and continually reviewed. This will include:
- Ensuring fundraisers self-isolate if they have symptoms of COVID-19 or receive a positive test result
- Fundraising materials will not be given out directly to members of the public, unless specifically requested
- Fundraisers will be fully trained before they go out, which will include guidance on how to adhere to government safety measures
- Offering contactless sign up as a method to set up a regular donation
- Ensuring fundraisers maintain good hygiene practices, for example, using hand sanitiser
- A heath questionnaire will be answered prior to a fundraiser’s working day and fundraisers with symptoms of COVID-19 will not fundraise and will be directed to the NHS advice
- Fundraisers will ensure a two-meter distance between themselves and members of the public wherever possible, and will not fundraise in areas where this is not possible
How will you manage the risks associated with face-to-face fundraising post-COVID-19?
We have carefully considered the risks associated with face-to-face fundraising, which we have set out in our risk assessment and is reviewed regularly. In this we have considered potential risks to staff, volunteers and members of the public in relation to COVID-19 and the measures we have in place to minimise these.
The activity will be monitored through daily feedback from fundraisers, tracking complaints and welcome calls. Based on the results of this, if necessary, we may revise or halt the activity.
If you have any concerns or feedback, or would like more information, please contact our Supporter Engagement team on email@example.com or telephone us on 0333 20 70 300.
What if someone is self-isolating?
We recognise that not everyone will feel comfortable interacting with fundraisers at the door, particularly at this time.
Fundraisers will not knock on doors where there is a clear indication that the householder is self-isolating or does not wish to receive callers at the door. After knocking, fundraisers will step back to the safe distance of two metres from the door (approx. 3-4 steps). Ultimately, it is the decision of the householder if they do not wish to answer the door or engage in conversation, and fundraisers will respect that choice by acting politely and professionally.
Who is calling me?
Breast Cancer Now works closely with Ethicall, a telemarketing agency, to help fulfil our telephone fundraising. Telephone fundraising is a really effective way for us to raise essential funds to support our life-changing care and world-class research. We provide full training and monitor our agencies regularly. Ethicall will call on their centralised number: 01173254308.