Regular donations have a significant impact on the men and women we support and allows us to plan our services to meet demand into the future.
What is face to face fundraising?
Face to face fundraising is the use of fundraisers to engage with members of the public and ask them to donate to a charity or cause on either a once off or monthly basis. Many of these new supporters will continue to support us for years to come and will play a significant role in our ambition to create a world free from the fear of cancer.
Why we do face to face fundraising
Face to face fundraising is a cost-effective way for The Marie Keating Foundation to raise money to ensure we can be there for the men and women, in communities across Ireland that are facing their own cancer journey.
By giving regularly in this way you are helping our team of dedicated, caring, and compassionate nurses to support as many of the 45,000 people diagnosed with cancer every year, as we can.
Our fundraisers work door to door and on private land, they only ask people to sign up to direct debit. They never ask for or collect cash from people.
We use professional fundraising agencies to recruit and manage our fundraisers and some of our own team from the Marie Keating Foundation give regular training sessions to them meaning all our fundraisers are passionate about our work and are able to answer any questions you may have.
The fundraisers and organisation strictly adhere to current industry standards and guidelines and is regulated by the Fundraising Regulator.
Finally, SEPA Direct Debits are easy, safe and secure, giving you control on how much you wish to give. You can change your donation amount or cancel it at any time by emailing [email protected]
Where are we fundraising?
W/c 19th June 2023
Bettystown / Laytown
Of the utmost importance to us is the safety of our fundraisers and the public. As a result we have taken all necessary precautions to ensure we are fundraising safely, these include:
- Our fundraisers tablets will be cleaned before and after every interaction
- We will follow public health advice on social distancing and where possible will maintain a safe distance.
- Provide full training for our fundraisers via video link to avoid the need for travel or bringing people together unnecessarily
The donations people make through our fundraisers comes at a particularly important time, as, due to the Covid-19 crisis, we faced a drop in income, and had to let go some of our nursing team. This came at a time of huge demand of our support services and we are now looking to increasing our nursing team again so we can meet this demand and clear waiting lists. Every euro we receive supports men and women living with, or adjusting to life after cancer, and we’re extremely grateful to those who donate.
Your Personal Details are Safe with Us:
Any personal information that you give to one of our fundraisers will be kept completely confidential. All our fundraisers receive guidance and training on data protection and all the secure systems we use to store and process your data are GDPR compliant.
We’ll need your contact details to set up the Direct Debit donation and to send you confirmation once this is done. When you do sign up you’ll have the opportunity to choose how you’d like us to keep in touch and whether you would like to hear about our latest campaigns and how you can support our life-saving work; either by phone, email, letter, SMS, or not at all.