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Face-to-face fundraising

Wood Green, The Animals Charity regularly carries out face-to-face fundraising campaigns in and around local high streets, shopping centres and door-to-door. Fundraisers talk to hundreds of people each week about the work of Wood Green asking them to support us by making a regular donation by Direct Debit.

Why do we use this method of fundraising?

Wood Green doesn’t receive any government or lottery funding, therefore we rely on the support of donors. Face-to-face fundraising means that we can inform potential supporters of our vital work and the needs of the Charity.  

By receiving regular gifts via Direct Debit, we are able to continue caring for the animals looking for new homes and plan ahead for the future. Direct Debit is also a cost-effective way to donate as it allows us to keep our administrative costs to an absolute minimum.

Who are the fundraisers?

Our fundraisers are recruited by professional fundraising agencies and all fundraisers are fully trained representatives of Wood Green. They are highly motivated groups of individuals who work hard to acquire long-term supporters on Wood Green's behalf. The fundraisers are vetted for their integrity with regards to their campaigning ethics and are trained on the importance of handling confidential information.

What do the fundraisers look like?

Not only do they display their valid photo identification at all times, but they are easily identifiable by the Wood Green branded clothing they wear.

What time do the fundraisers work?

Our doorstep fundraisers are licensed to knock between 1.30pm and 8.30pm. This is necessary to reach people when they are most likely to be home in order to speak about our vital work.

What will they ask for?

The fundraisers will only ask for regular gifts via Direct Debit and are not authorised to accept any other means of payments in the way of a donation (i.e. cash, cheque etc.).

How are they  regulated?

Wood Green closely monitors its campaigns to ensure that our representatives adhere to the regulations and Fundraising Practice set out by the Fundraising Regulator

What if I have a query or concern?

Please contact our Supporter Services Team on 0300 303 9333 (Mon-Fri  9.00-5.00pm) or email supporterservices@woodgreen.org.uk.