Posted: 09 February 2012

Knock, knock, knocking on a donor’s door

We recently received a very kind message from a new supporter, the kind of note that is too good to keep to ourselves.

If you have the chance to read this endorsement of our staff of door-to-door fundraisers, please do.

- Sorcha Hogan, Direct Marketing Officer

'His hard work is appreciated'

To whom it may concern,

This evening I was greeted on my doorstep by a young man collecting for your charity. As someone who has had more than my fair share of charities begging for my money, I don't think I've ever had such a pleasant experience! So I thought it best to send an email to let you know just how well this young man is doing.

His name is Jack. This evening at around 7pm in Kingston, he told me all about the charity and was incredibly friendly and polite, despite the freezing cold weather.

I explained that I am unable to pay a direct debit due to issues with my bank. However I have promised him I will make an anonymous one off donation, purely because of his smiling and upbeat attitude.

I myself have worked going door to door before and I know how disheartening, cold and sometimes depressing it can be! Which is why I think this man deserves a simple email from myself, explaining how much his hard work is appreciated.

Many thanks,

[A new supporter in Kingston]

Fundraising to support our programmes and young people

Learn more about ways to donate to The Children's Society.

By Sorcha Hogan - Fundraising and events team

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