Door to door fundraising

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is currently carrying out a door-to-door fundraising campaign across the UK. Fundraisers will be knocking on doors to talk to people about our work and asking them to support us with a regular gift. This type of fundraising is one of the most effective ways of recruiting supporters.

Postcodes week commencing 14th April (306 kb) [xls]

Postcodes week commencing 7th April (303 kb) [xls]

  • Our fundraisers will always have identification with their name and the company they work for
  • Our fundraisers will not under any circumstances take a cash or cheque donation from you on the door
  • If you have any concerns please call our fundraising team on 0870 890 0000 (Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm).

Why do we use this as a method of fundraising?

This method of fundraising is a very efficient and cost effective way of generating income and attracting new supporters to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. We don’t receive any government grants so individual donations are hugely important to us and vital for us to continue our work. Direct Debit is also a cost-effective way to donate as it allows us to keep our administrative costs to a minimum and the length of the commitment helps us to plan ahead and budget effectively.

How do I know that the person calling at the door is legitimate? Do the fundraisers have ID?

RichardAll of our fundraisers wear Battersea Dogs & Cats Home branded clothing and carry official identification cards, which are required by law. They will also be carrying Battersea Dogs & Cats Home literature and direct debit mandates.

You can also check the postcode list above. However, if a postcode is not included do not assume that a fundraiser is bogus, as occasionally fundraisers can cross over into the next town or village by mistake.

If you require further reassurance please contact our supporter services team on 0870 890 0000 (Mon-Fri, 9.00am- 5.00pm), who will be able to verify the legitimacy of a fundraiser. You can also send your questions to [email protected]

What do the fundraisers ask for?

The fundraisers ask members of the public to pledge regular donations to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home by Direct Debit and are not authorised to accept any other means of payments in the way of a donation (cash, cheques etc.).

Do you have permission to fundraise in my area?

Before we fundraise in any area we always get permission from the relevant local authority.

Is this type of fundraising regulated?

The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) is a self-regulating body that is dedicated to ensure high standards of quality, transparency and integrity in this type of fundraising.

They regulate fundraising activities used by charities and professional fundraising organisations and enforce a Code of Practice, which aims to make certain that peoples’ experience of this type of fundraising is positive.
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home closely monitors its campaigns to ensure that their representatives adhere to the regulations and Codes of Practice set out by the Institute of Fundraising and Public Fundraising Regulatory Association.

For more information on PFRA click here

Any other questions?

If you have any other questions or queries about our door-to-door fundraising campaign, please call us on 0870 890 0000 (Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm)

For any other queries regarding a fundraiser operating in your area, please email [email protected]

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