Door to door fundraising

two of our fundraisersDoor to door fundraising is an important part of our fundraising activity, enabling us to support some of our country's most vulnerable young people.

It's also the most cost-effective way of recruiting monthly supporters to our charity, and talking about our work.

Find out about our door to door fundraising:

Why we fundraise door to door

door to door fundraiser knocking on a door

Door to door fundraising attracts a diverse range of supporters, many of whom we have not been able to reach in other ways, such as through the mail or by telephone.

This type of fundraising allows us to feature our work with young people, which often involves long-term relationships to be successful. It takes time for a project worker to build a relationship with a young person.

Because of this long-term nature of our work, it’s crucial that we get long term, on-going support that regular gifts give us.

To help ensure our fundraisers are knowledgeable about our work, we hold frequent training sessions to teach them about our background, what we do and how we help vulnerable young people.

You can find out where we are on our table, arranged by postcode.

our door to door fundraiser speaking

How to tell that a fundraiser is genuine

We work with Appco Group Support, a fundraising agency, that carries out door to door fundraising on our behalf. All of our fundraisers wear a purple tabard featuring our logo.

They also carry a photo ID badge that features the Appco logo and a contact telephone number should you wish to verify the fundraiser's presence. 

How we monitor our door to door fundraising

We monitor our campaigns closely to ensure our representatives adhere to all regulations and codes of best practice as set out by the Fundraising Standards Board, Institute of Fundraising and Public Fundraising Regulatory Association.

The codes of conduct states that fundraisers:

  • should not use manipulative techniques 
  • should never say anything that could pressure or harass people 
  • must always end a conversation in a polite and respectful manner as soon as they are asked to

Across the country, we always inform the relevant local authorities and police before we begin our door to door fundraising activities.

Who you can contact about our fundraisers

If you can’t find the answer to your question on our website, or if you have any concerns about the conduct of someone representing The Children’s Society, please contact our supporter care team or the Appco Group Support Helpline.

Our supporter care team is available by telephone, 0300 303 7000, and email: supportercare@childrenssociety.org.uk at the following times:

  • 9am-5pm Monday-Friday
  • Closed on weekends and bank holidays

The Appco Group Support Helpline can be reached by telephone, 0800 031 9811, at the following times:

  • 9am-9pm Monday-Friday 
  • 9am-5.30pm on Saturdays
  • 10am-6.30pm on bank holidays
  • Closed on Sundays

Where our fundraisers are this week

Our door to door fundraisers’ locations this week are listed by postcode and area. We update the location of our door to door fundraisers weekly.

In the table below, please check your postcode and area to confirm that we have fundraisers in your area this week.

If you come across fundraisers in an area not listed, please do not assume they are bogus - occasionally fundraisers cross over into the next town or village by mistake.