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Fundraise at a Christingle

We’ve made fundraising at your Christingle celebration as easy as possible.

Every pound you collect helps young people build a brighter future. 

fundraise at Christingle

Once you’ve decided to hold a Christingle, you can think about fundraising. We’ve made it as easy as possible to collect donations this year, whether you’re holding a virtual service online or planning a socially distanced celebration in person.

Fundraising at a Christingle

The first thing you’ll want to do is set up your own fundraising page. Whether you’re holding a celebration in person, online, or both, creating a fundraising page will make taking in donations easier and safer. 

By doing so, you’ll receive a unique URL which can be shared during your service letting your community know how they can make donations directly to us – no cash handling involved. It also lets you set a fundraising target and see your grand total at the end.

You can order collection candles and envelopes to collect physical collections too, and pay them in safely after your event.

children smiling at a Christingle service

How to pay in your donations

Every donation, large or small, makes a difference to a young person’s life and we are thankful to each and every Christingler for this. There are four easy ways to pay in the donations raised.

  1. Pay in donations online
    Simply pay the funds into your own bank account and then transfer the funds online. Don’t forget to tell us whether you're paying in on behalf of an organisation or for yourself. You'll receive an email confirmation to thank you for your donation.
  2. Send us a cheque
    You can pay in collections raised into your own bank account and then send us a cheque for the total in the post. Cheques should be made payable to 'The Children's Society' and should be sent along with a Christingle paying‑in form to:
    The Children's Society
    Whitecross Studios 
    50 Banner Street 
    EC1Y 8ST
    Please remember that you should never send us cash in the post.
  3. BACS payments
    To ensure that we can accurately tie your BACS payment to your records, please ensure that you include your full name and Supporter number (if known). This can be found on your most recent communication from us or alternatively you can call our Supporter Care team on 0300 303 7000.
  4. Pay in donations at the bank
    You can pay your collections directly into our account at your local Barclays bank or Post Office. To do this, you’ll need to order a Christingle paying‑in form and take this along with your donations when paying in. You can pay in at another bank but you may have to pay a nominal fee to do this and we may not be able to acknowledge your donation.
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Molly grew up caring for her family. Hanging out with friends, having time to do homework was a luxury. Since joining our young carers programme, she has gone from strength to strength.