Find out all you need to know about our face-to-face fundraising below.
Face-to-face fundraising is proven to be one of the most effective ways for the National Deaf Children's Society to find new regular supporters for the charity and to raise awareness about issues facing deaf children.
For every £1 we spend on face-to-face fundraising, we raise £3 to help deaf children and their families.
Our fundraisers wear purple tabards with the National Deaf Children's Society logo and charity number clearly visible. Our registered charity number is 1016532. Our Scottish registered charity number is SC040779.
As representatives of the charity, all our fundraisers are strictly vetted and go through a rigorous recruitment process as well as ongoing training and development.
- It is incredibly important to us that our fundraisers act as knowledgeable ambassadors for the National Deaf Children's Society and therefore we go to great lengths to ensure all of them are trained appropriately and behave professionally and courteously.
National Deaf Children's Society fundraisers are only provided with an identification badge after successfully completing training.
Fundraisers carry information about us and should be able to answer any of your questions about the charity.
It is not permitted for our fundraisers to accept cash donations or cheques. If you would like to make a cash donation online you can do so here or you can make a gift over the telephone by calling our Fundraising team on 0800 138 6585. Gifts can be posted to us at National Deaf Children’s Society, Ground Floor South, Castle House, 37 -45 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4LS.
NDCS is very grateful for any regular contribution that you feel comfortable making. There is no minimum amount. To join the NDCS supporter scheme, contributions of at least £2 per month are required. By giving more than this you will help us achieve more for deaf children and their families. You can set up a regular gift for the amount of your choosing online at any time or by calling our Fundraising team on 0800 138 6585.
A licence is required for NDCS to undertake door-to-door fundraising. Licences are allocated by the Local Authority or Metropolitan Police for local residential areas. No NDCS fundraiser will work in an area in which a licence has not been granted.
NDCS has accredited membership of the Institute of Fundraising who monitor and self regulate all fundraising of this type. In addition we are registered with the Fundraising Regulator.
NDCS could very well be fundraising in your area. Just as our services for deaf children are all over the UK, NDCS also fundraise all over the UK.
Our fundraisers do not work after 8.30pm and visits can only be made up to 9pm if the appointment is agreed with the resident from a prior conversation. These are in line with the guidelines set down by the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) of which we are members. We are aware that people may feel uncomfortable answering to a caller of an evening, especially when dark, but in our experience evening is also the best time to talk to the most people about our work.
- Find out where we are working this month. Last minute changes sometimes have to be made to where our fundraisers are working, so if you have been visited by one of our fundraisers and your postcode area is not on this list, please don’t panic. Call our Fundraising team on 0800 138 6585 and we can help.
If you are interested in becoming a door-to-door fundraiser for us, please email our Fundraising team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Read Jenifer’s story to find out more about what it is like being an NDCS door-to-door fundraiser.
If you have any questions, feedback or concerns about an NDCS fundraiser please call our Fundraising team on 0800 138 6585.