Face to face fundraising

Tommy’s currently has a face to face fundraising programme happening in various locations across the UK, such as shopping centres and supermarkets.

Our fundraisers will be talking to people about our work and asking for support in the way of a monthly direct debit.

Our fundraisers will not be able to accept any cash donations. If you wish to give us a one-off donation directly, please click here.

If you chatted to one of our fundraisers about our work and have since decided you would like to give regularly to us, please click here.

How do I know that the fundraiser is legitimate?

Our fundraisers will be wearing Tommy's branded clothing and will carry an ID badge which they will happily show you. 

Are the local authorities informed that Tommy’s is fundraising in the area?

Our agencies ensure that, where necessary, the appropriate collection license is applied for and granted in advance of the fundraising taking place. In addition, the relevant police forces are notified in advance of the collections so that the local branches can be advised that fundraisers will be in the area.

What do the fundraisers ask for?

The fundraisers will be asking for support in the way of a monthly direct debit for a minimum commitment of a year. The amount they will ask for is minimal, the cost of a weekly cup of coffee. We find this is the most effective way to bring in regular donations to Tommy’s as it is affordable and the ongoing nature of the gift allows us to plan ahead with our research projects. If you chatted to one of our fundraisers about our work and have since decided you would like to give regularly to us, please click here.

Where are we fundraising this year?

Our 2015 campaign will be happening in shopping centres and supermarkets in Scotland and at Birmingham International airport. 

How do I make a complaint?

We do get the occasional complaint and these are always taken very seriously and appropriate action is always taken. If you do have a complaint or have any questions, please contact Amy Thomas at Tommy’s on mailbox@tommys.org or 0207 398 3461.

Why give to Tommy's

  • Three pregnant women sitting in a row

    Research into health and wellbeing in pregnancy

    In addition to our core work on miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm birth and pre-eclampsia, Tommy’s also funds projects that research the effects of lifestyle and well-being on pregnancy and on the later life of the child.

  • Team of researchers

    Research into stillbirth

    When a baby dies after 24 weeks of gestation it is called a stillbirth. Incredibly, over 3,500 babies are stillborn every year in the UK and many of these deaths remain unexplained. Tommy’s research is dedicated to improving these shocking statistics.

  • Nurse monitoring premature baby in hospital

    Research into premature birth

    Around 60,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the UK and many suffer lifelong consequences as a result. Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal death in the UK.

  • Clinical researcher looking at test tube

    Research into miscarriage

    Miscarriage affects 200,000 couples every year in the UK, with 85% of miscarriages happening in the first 12 weeks. Often parents receive no answers to their questions. We want to change that.

Why give to Tommy's

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