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Fundraising FAQs

If you've got a question for our fundraising team, check here first - we may be able to answer it for you! If you don't see the questions you need to ask below, 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, scan it and email it to fundraise@pancreaticcancer.org.uk or post it, marking it for the attention of the Fundraising Team, to:

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

  • 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. 

  • Before organising a raffle, please make sure that you read our Keeping it Legal factsheet as there are very strict and complex laws relating to raffles and lotteries, and the information in the factsheet will help you ensure that you're doing things properly.

    Your local community is likely to be the most generous when you are looking for raffle prizes.  Contact all your local business, theatre, cinema to ask for donations or walk round in person to ask shops if they would like to donate in support of a local event. 

    It may be that you have friends who work in companies that would be generous in supporting an event that they are involved in. Don't be afraid  to ask; you may be pleasantly surprised!

    Raffles can be held in your workplace or local club or within a group of friends or family with no problems. Likewise, you are complying with the law if the sale of tickets and the draw are carried out on the same day and at the same venue as part of an event (eg a pub quiz or fete). If you are holding a lottery or raffle under any other circumstances, such as selling tickets in advance or at a different venue, please contact us for advice by emailing fundraise@pancreaticcancer.org.uk.

  • The more people who know about your event the better! By telling people about the amazing thing you are doing for Pancreatic Cancer UK, you will attract more support. Our factsheet, Publicising your event, has more detailed information about this.

    Talk about it online

    There are lots of ways to promote your fundraising events online using social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. We have an events calendar on Facebook that lets our community know about upcoming events they can attend - if you email the details of your event to fundraise@pancreaticcancer.org.uk, we can make sure it's added! We're also happy to publicise community events on our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

    Make a video and take photos

    Why not put together a home video and post it on Youtube?  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 Twitter and Facebook can be a fun way of keeping people up to date with your fundraising event!

    Tell your local press

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

    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 to send to them.

    Put it on a poster

    Posters may seem a bit old fashioned when everything appears to be online, but they do get noticed! Put up posters in your local area: ask everyone from cafes owners to libraries and post offices. We have some lovely Empty Belly posters for you to use, which you can order here. Otherwise, we can also send you the charity’s logo to use on your own poster design if you email us on fundraise@pancreaticcancer.org.uk.

  • 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. Download the policy here.