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Fundraising FAQs

Do you have a question for our fundraising team? Take a look at our fundraising FAQs below and we may be able to answer it for you. 

If you don't see the questions you need to ask, then call our fundraising team on 020 3535 7090 or email fundraise@pancreaticcancer.org.uk.

  • If you have set up an online fundraising page:

    If you have an online fundraising page, such as Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving, donations made via your page will be automatically sent to the charity.

    If you have collected cash/cheques:

    Firstly, count the cash and deposit it into your bank account. We advise you don’t send cash in the post. Instead, you can send the donations to us in one of the following ways:

    - Donate via our website and give as much detail as possible as to the reason for your donation, how you raised the money and what the collection was for (e.g. an event held in memory of a loved one)

    - Call the Fundraising Team on 020 3535 7090 and we can take your donation over the phone.

    - Send a cheque payable to Pancreatic Cancer UK for the amount in the post to:

    Pancreatic Cancer UK
    6th Floor Westminster Tower 
    3 Albert Embankment 
    London SE1 7SP

    Please print and fill out our Remittance Form and include this with cheques and sponsorship forms you send in. This is a tremendous help to our team. If you have any sponsorship forms please include these in with the cheques.

    If you have any collection tins, buckets or fundraising materials that you are no longer using please post these back to us at the above address.

  • Pancreatic Cancer UK
    6th Floor Westminster Tower 
    3 Albert Embankment 
    London SE1 7SP

  • Please complete the Fundraising Materials Order Form 

    If you have any problems, don't hesitate to let the fundraising team know on fundraise@pancreaticcancer.org.uk 

     

  • Setting up a fundraising page online is an easy and takes just a few minutes. Then you will be able to send your personalised link to friends, family and colleagues asking them to fundraise for you. 

    Firstly, go to Virgin Money Giving. Click on the 'Start fundraising' button on the right under Support Us and follow the instructions to create a Virgin Money Giving account or log in if you have an existing account.

    You will then  be able to create your fundraising page including the event that you are doing and a fundraising target that you are aiming for. Add a personal story as to why you're fundraising for us - the more personal your page is, the better your fundraising, as it explains why you are taking on your challenge and will motivate people to support you.

    All donations and sponsorship raised on this page are sent directly to Pancreatic Cancer UK. 

    Offline Sponsorship - You can add any money that you have raised yourself through sponsorship forms and donations offline to show the amount of money that you have raised in total. Pancreatic Cancer UK cannot amend or change your page - to update any offline sponsorship onto your page, please log into your account and you will be able to update this. 

  • We have a special in support of logo that we send out to fundraisers to use on any materials, e.g. posters, tickets or t-shirts you may produce for the event.

    Please email fundraise@pancreaticcancer.org.uk with details of your event and a member of the team will be able to help you. 

  • Talk about it online

    There are lots of ways to promote your fundraising events online using social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. If you have a fundraising page you can also share the link and add any photos of your event.

    Make a video and take photos

    Why not put together a home video? It can be emotive, entertaining and can be of anything from a personal message to a diary of your planning. Posting snippets of video to your social media can be a fun way of keeping people up to date with your fundraising event!

    Tell your local press

    You can contact your local press to let them know what you have planned. Local papers are always interested in hearing personal stories, so make sure you include the reasons why you're supporting Pancreatic Cancer UK when you contact them. You should be able to find their contact details in the papers themselves or on the internet.

    Make sure to let them know the time, date and location of your event, as they may be able to send a photographer or reporter along. If not, take the best quality photo you can of your event and send it to them.

    We also have a sample press release which you can use as a template if you're not sure where to start.

    Put it on a poster

    Posters may seem a bit old fashioned when everything appears to be online, but they do get noticed! Depending on what fundraising event you are planning we have some lovely poster templates for you to use – just let us know what you are planning and we can send them to you. Alternatively, we can also send you the charity’s logo to use on your own poster design. To receive posters or the logo, please email us on fundraise@pancreaticcancer.org.uk and let us know about your event!

  • Collections are a great way to support Pancreatic Cancer UK and raise much needed funds, as well getting out and meeting new people. There are different types of collections and you need to ensure that you are keeping it all legal.  We have a detailed factsheet on this: How to organise a street collection.

    Once you have obtained all your permissions and arranged a date, the charity can provide you with collecting tins or buckets, along with seals and the other awareness materials you need.

  • We have an Acceptance and Refusal of donations policy which details the types of donation we can and cannot accept. Largely this relates to corporate and pharmaceutical donations rather than those from individuals.

  • Click here for our Gift Aid Form.  

  • If you are organising a small event, or only including your personal friends and family, this is considered a private event and the information below does not apply.

    When it comes to bigger fundraising events and activities that involve the public then there are various rules and regulations which apply and are outlined below.

    As you will be fundraising in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK and not on behalf of the charity, we do not accept overall responsibility or liability for any fundraising that you might choose to organise.

    Insurance

    If you are planning on holding an event that involves the public, you will need public liability insurance. This can be purchased from an insurance company or broker. Check with the owners of your event venue or supplier ad they may have insurance that will already cover you!

    Raffles and lotteries

    If you are holding a small raffle on the day of your event you do not need a licence as long as the draw takes place at the event itself. If you are holding a raffle or lottery under any other circumstances please visit www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk  or call us on 020 3535 7090.

    Food and drink

    Food safety laws apply if you are selling food and drink to the public at your event. Please visit food.gov.uk for more information. If you are selling alcohol, please be aware you may need an additional licence unless your venue already has one to cover your event.

    Children

    While we welcome under 16s fundraising for Pancreatic Cancer UK, there are legal restrictions as to what they can do. Under 16s can be sponsored to take part in an event or help organise an event, but there must always be an adult present to handle any money raised. If any photographs are taken of children at your event you will need to get parental permission.

    Health and safety

    You need to make sure that everyone will be safe at your event and you should carry out a risk assessment beforehand. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you need any help! Pancreatic Cancer UK cannot be held responsible for any accidents.

    Please be aware that these are guidelines and not an extensive list. For more information please contact us by calling 020 3535 7090 or emailing fundraise@pancreaticcancer.org.uk.

  • Click here for our Sponsorship Form.