There are lots of ways you can help raise money to fund vital Age UK Camden services.
Take part in a sponsored activity
You could do a 10k race, sky dive or half marathon, or ask your friends, family and work colleagues to pay you to grow a beard or cut your hair!
Hold your own fundraising event or collection
Fundraisers come in all shapes and sizes. You could organise a cake sale or coffee morning with a hot drink and a slice of homemade cake for £5. Or a special dog walk where owners and their pooches pay £10 for a designated route and end up somewhere for tea and sandwiches. You could organise a children’s party, where guests pay £5, or a dinner party, posh picnic or kitchen disco. If event organising is not your thing, you could start a swear box at home or in the office or collect 20 pence pieces in a bottle. The important thing is to plan something you’d enjoy doing, to put the fun into fundraising!
We'd love to hear your ideas too!
Please get in touch by emailing Suzy Barber or calling 020 7239 0400
Read the stories of our fantastic fundraisers
Fundraising Standards and Principles
We have developed our fundraising activity with our donors and local older people in mind. Money donated to us stays in the borough and if money is given to us for a particular service it is ring-fenced for that service.
Anyone who is kind enough to consider supporting us can be reassured that:
•We do not undertake any fundraising door-to-door activity;
•Due to the nature of our charitable work and objectives, in particular our safeguarding policies and work around protecting older people in their homes, we do not send our fundraisers to knock on people’s doors to ask for donations;
•We do not ask for direct debit donations on the street
•We will not approach you on the street and ask for your bank details;
•We do not share personal data beyond the Age UK Camden Group;
•We will never pass on your personal data to other organisations or charities for marketing purposes and will only contact you about products and services provided and/or offered by the Age UK Camden Group and Age UK Network;
•We do not sell personal data;
•We will never sell your personal data to other organisations or charities;
•We do not ‘cold-call’ people for fundraising purposes. ‘Cold calling’ involves a company or business calling someone with whom they have had no prior contact. We only phone people with whom we have an existing relationship, supported us in the past or told us they would like to hear from us;
•We will always check first that you’re happy to speak to us when we phone. And if you don’t want to be phoned, just let us know;
•Every communication from us to members of the public will always include information on how to opt out from future communications;
•We only want to contact people who are happy to hear from us and we encourage people to get in touch if they’d like to change the way we communicate with them;
•If you tell us you don’t want to hear from us again, or want to hear from us less, we will respect that;
•We always stop direct debits received from donors if a third party (e.g. family and friends) advise us that the donor is vulnerable in some way; if we are satisfied that such third party is entitled to act on the donor’s behalf;
•We know peoples circumstances change and will always cancel donations if one of our supporters is in a vulnerable situation. And if you’re ever worried about an older friend or relative, don’t forget we have lots of information and advice to help, just give us a call on 020 7 239 0400;
•Our fundraising is regulated by the Fundraising Regulator and as such we always abide by their Code of Fundraising Practice. We are also members of the Fundraising Preference Service which informs us if anyone has a complaint or concern about us. We will keep our fundraising practices under review and we will work with others with the aim of improving practice across the charity sector;
•We will only work with professional fundraising organisations that meet our high standards.