years of creating brighter futures
children and young people worked with in 2019-20
services for children and young people across the UK and Isle of Man
Fundraise for us
Fundraise for St Christopher’s and help create brighter futures for children and young people in care.
Fundraising during coronavirus
The coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact on all of our lives. Our young people have felt the extended isolation, lack of opportunity and support structures during these times. They tell us the pandemic and lockdowns have caused worries about their future.
To continue to support these young people, our staff work tirelessly to make sure they’re cared for and have opportunities to grow and thrive. Our services have all remained open over the last year, ensuring our young people have someone to turn to every day. Our young people depend on us – as their homes and families, we cannot close or stop delivering this support.
Set a fundraising goal
It’s a great way to get motivated and will encourage family, friends and colleagues to help your reach your target.
Create a fundraising page
Set up a fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving – it’s the easiest way for people to make a donation to St Christopher’s
Tell us what you’re doing
Leave a message on our team fundraising board or get in touch with us via email or telephone for a chat
Celebrate and submit your funds
Well done! You did it! If you didn’t set up a fundraising page then you can submit your funds here
Why not get your friends, family and colleagues together to fundraise for St Christopher’s? Here are some ideas to get you started.
151st birthday challenge
Take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 151 to mark out 151st birthday! Choose from a host of activities – from walking, running, skating or cycling 15.1km, or by playing football for 151 minutes. The options are endless!
We love a bake-off at St Christopher’s! Get your colleagues or classmates to put their cooking skills to the test and charge a donation for every sweet treat sold.
Host a raffle
Our supporters have held raffles for St Christopher’s at their Christmas parties or online. Ask your colleagues, friends and local businesses to donate prizes.
If you have a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary coming up, why not set up a Facebook Fundraiser? If you can’t meet up with friends and family to celebrate, you can ask them to support your fundraiser instead.
Find out who is raising money for St Christopher's.
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Our fundraising promise
Your donations are vital to us. St Christopher’s promise to our donors and the public is to ensure our fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful.
We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator and committed to fundraising standards set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice. Read more below or visit the Fundraising Regulator website for full details.
- We will adhere to the Fundraising Code of Practice.
- We will monitor fundraisers, volunteers and third parties working with us to raise funds, to ensure that they comply with the Code of Fundraising Practice and with this Promise.
- We will comply with the law as it applies to charities and fundraising.
- We will display the Fundraising Regulator badge on our fundraising material to show we are committed to good practice.
- We will tell the truth and we will not exaggerate.
- We will do what we say we are going to do with donations we receive.
- We will be clear about who we are and what we do.
- We will give a clear explanation of how you can make a gift and change a regular donation.
- Where we ask a third party to fundraise on our behalf, we will make this relationship and the financial arrangement transparent.
- We will be able to explain our fundraising costs and show how they are in the best interests of our cause if challenged.
- We will ensure our complaints process is clear and easily accessible.
- We will provide clear and evidence based reasons for our decisions on complaints.
- We will respect your rights and privacy.
- We will not put undue pressure on you to make a gift. If you do not want to give or wish to cease giving, we will respect your decision.
- We will have a procedure for dealing with people in vulnerable circumstances and it will be available on request.
- Where the law requires, we will get your consent before we contact you to fundraise.
- If you tell us that you don’t want us to contact you in a particular way we will not do so. We will work with the Telephone, Mail and Fundraising Preference Services to ensure that those who choose not to receive specific types of communication don’t have to.
- We will treat donors and the public fairly, showing sensitivity and adapting our approach depending on your needs.
- We will take care not to use any images or words that intentionally cause distress or anxiety.
- We will take care not to cause nuisance or disruption to the public.
- We will manage our resources responsibly and consider the impact of our fundraising on our donors, supporters and the wider public.
- If you are unhappy with anything we’ve done whilst fundraising, you can contact us to make a complaint. We will listen to feedback and respond appropriately to compliments and criticism we receive.
- We will have a complaints procedure, a copy of which will be available on our website or available on request.
- Our complaints procedure will let you know how to contact the Fundraising Regulator in the event that you feel our response is unsatisfactory.
- We will monitor and record the number of complaints we receive each year and share this data with the Fundraising Regulator on request.