Face-to-face fundraising

Face-to-face fundraising is an opportunity for us to engage with new supporters.

This method of fundraising gives potential donors the opportunity to talk directly to a representative of the Macular Society. It means people can find out more about macular disease, the Macular Society and how their money will be used to help fund research into treatments and to help find a cure, as well as continuing to provide information and support for those with macular disease.

Face-to-face fundraising is used by many charities and is highly successful. We are extremely grateful to all our wonderful supporters for every donation. We would like to find more supporters to help Beat Macular Disease.

How do I recognise a Macular Society fundraiser?

All our fundraisers wear an ID badge showing the fundraiser’s name, photo and ID number.

If you are unsure if someone claiming to represent the Macular Society is an authorised fundraiser, you can contact us on 01264 350 551 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. Outside these hours, the fundraiser can give you a number you can call to check.

Where does Macular Society fundraise?

Our teams visit a variety of locations such as train stations, shopping centres and supermarkets. These teams have a Macular Society stand to work from and engage with people to provide them with information about the Macular Society, and to ask people to support the Macular Society.

About our fundraisers

Our teams of fundraisers are highly trained and enthusiastic individuals. They are dedicated to raising money and building awareness of our mission to Beat Macular Disease.

We are committed to ensuring that our fundraisers offer a positive experience to the public when interacting with them, and are friendly, professional and helpful.

We are members of the Institute of Fundraising (IoF), Fundraising Regulator, and the Fundraising Standards Board. All of our fundraisers follow the code of conduct set out by the IoF. We also carry out mystery shopping and carry out quality control to ensure that all of our fundraisers meet the high standards that we expect from them every day.

About our agencies

The Macular Society has chosen to work with trusted partner agencies to help deliver professional fundraising on our behalf. All agency-employed fundraisers are trained by the Macular Society to ensure they are informed about our purpose, and provide an excellent quality of service in line with our own standards.

The agency we have chosen is an active member of the Institute of Fundraising. We have chosen to partner with them because they comply with all relevant laws and codes of practice, and have demonstrable experience in this method of fundraising.

Where we're visiting

Towns and cities within 50 miles of Bristol and Cardiff.