Face to Face Lottery Fundraising

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Macmillan's Face to Face Lottery fundraisers will raise approximately £14,200,000 over the next five years if everyone who has signed up continues their regular support. This amazing figure could fund 263 nurses for a one year, helping more people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.

We’re running a number of Face to Face Lottery fundraising campaigns right now. This means our trained fundraisers could be knocking on doors in your neighbourhood or talking to people at your local shopping centre about the vital work we are doing.

As well as being a cost-effective and efficient way of sourcing regular donations, our Face to Face Lottery fundraisers inform people about Macmillan's services and make sure everyone knows how to reach us if they need our support.

If you play the Macmillan Lottery, you'll join a community of people who are helping us to be there for more people living with cancer. Thanks to the amazing support from people all over the UK, last year we were able to support over 1.1. million people diagnosed with cancer.

To find out where our fundraisers are working this week, simply download our latest list below. Site lists are updated every Friday for the following week and are correct at the time of publishing. However, these lists are subject to last minute changes. For all queries relating to Macmillan Cancer Support’s Lottery Face to Face fundraising, including the location of our fundraisers, please contact the Fundraising Support Centre on 0300 1000 200.

If you've been visited by a fundraiser or seen one in the local area and your postcode isn't on our list, they could still be a legitimate Macmillan fundraiser.

If you have any concerns or want to give us some feedback about a fundraiser you've spoken to, please call our Fundraising Support Centre on 0300 1000 200.

Weekly postcode lists

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Got questions? Look at our frequently asked questions below

What is face to face fundraising?

Our professional fundraisers visit homes and shopping centres in designated areas around the UK, asking people to give a regular donation to Macmillan via the weekly lottery. We work with specialist agencies who help us coordinate and carry out our campaigns, and they use fundraisers who are specially trained to work on our campaigns. Some of these fundraisers get supporters signed up to our weekly lottery, too, which is a great way to support Macmillan – by playing the weekly lottery, you get the chance to win hundreds of prizes every single week.


How do you ensure the security of my personal data?

We take the security of your personal details extremely seriously and have measures in place to protect them.

If you have chosen to support us by playing the weekly lottery you will receive a letter confirming your details and notifying you of the amount and date your donation will reach us.

If an error is made by Macmillan Cancer Support or your bank or building society, you are guaranteed a full and immediate refund from your branch of the amount paid.

You can find out more about your rights under Direct Debit on the Direct Debit website.

You can also cancel a Direct Debit at any time by writing to your bank or building society, or by emailing, calling or writing to the Macmillan Supporter Donations team:

Telephone: 0300 1000 200

Email: fundraising@macmillan.org.uk


Do fundraisers ask for cash?

No. Our fundraisers are not permitted to ask for cash, they are only allowed to ask for donations to play the weekly lottery through Direct Debit.

If a fundraiser asks you for cash, they may not be genuine so please report this to the Supporter Care Team. Please contact them on 0300 1000 200 or email fundraising@macmillan.org.uk


What time do your fundraisers work?

Our face to face fundraisers work throughout the day, with those stationed in shopping centres working to the opening hours of each specific centre, while our door to door teams may visit you between 1-8pm. If a Macmillan fundraiser contacts you or stops you at a time you don’t think they should be working, please contact our Fundraising Support Centre on 0300 1000 200 or email fundraising@macmillan.org.uk


Are your fundraisers trained?

Yes. Our fundraisers are continuously trained throughout the year in order to maintain the high standard that we expect anyone who represents Macmillan to uphold.


Is face to face fundraising regulated?

We are a member of The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA).

The PFRA is a self-regulating membership body established to coordinate fundraising activity and promote quality, integrity and transparency.

The PFRA works with charities, professional fundraising organisations, Local Authorities and the police to ensure high standards in the industry and to resolve complaints. All fundraisers carry a copy of the PFRA Code of Practice.

For more information visit pfra.org.uk or contact them on 020 7401 8452


Why do we use this method of fundraising?

Face to face fundraising is a safe, secure and effective way to initiate support and raise an incredible amount of money – money that will help us reach and improve the lives of people living with cancer. It's also a great way to raise awareness of the services Macmillan provide, as our fundraisers also carry details for all the different ways we can support people - which means thousands more will know who to turn to if they need our help.


Who are fundraisers and how will I know they are genuine?

Macmillan Cancer Support chooses to work with a trusted fundraising agency, BRC Promotions, to help deliver professional fundraising on our behalf. Every BRC team member deals with potential donors in a friendly and professional manner, fully understanding that even if someone doesn’t sign up there and then – they are still potential future donors.

Our fundraisers wear Macmillan branded jackets or t-shirts and carry a branded ID photo-card.

They'll also be carrying Macmillan literature, such as welcome packs and direct debit forms with the Fundraising Regulator Standards Board logo. When signing up to play the weekly lottery, our fundraisers will only ever ask for a Direct Debit – they'll never ask for cash donations.

Our door-to-door fundraisers work weekdays 1-8pm in line with industry regulations, which you can find here, the Fundraising Regulator rulebook (private site hours are 9-5pm Mon-Sun). If a Macmillan fundraiser contacts you or stops you at a time you don’t think is acceptable, please contact our Supporter Care team on 0300 1000 200 or email fundraising@macmillan.org.uk.


Contact us

Still have questions? Contact our Fundraising Support Centre on 0300 1000 200 between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, or email us at fundraising@macmillan.org.uk

Our promise to you

You’re part of a huge movement that’s making a real difference to people living with cancer. You can read our fundraising promise to you on the Fundraising Standards page.

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