Private site fundraising

Gift_Membership

We book sites each month in public places, such as country shows and outdoor gear shops, where we recruit new members and supporters. This involves us talking to potential supporters about our work and asking for their financial support and whether they would like to join us.

This method of fundraising is one of the most effective ways to recruit new members and ensures we can continue protect the places we love to walk.

Locations

If you come across one of our stands – welcome! We hope you have a great experience talking to one of our recruiters.

We understand that you may have some concerns about whether you are talking to a legitimate recruiter. All recruiters will wear a Ramblers ID badge and it will say they work for Working 4 Wildlife and are recruiting on our behalf. They will also be wearing Ramblers clothing and carry Ramblers promotional materials.

They will be asking if you’d like to sign up by direct debit – they can’t accept other payments like cash or cheques.

If you are still concerned and would like to check that they are legitimate recruiters for the Ramblers, please ask to see their identification and call us on 020 3961 3232 (Mon- Fri 9-5), or ramblers@ramblers.org.uk

Why do you recruit members in this way?

Private site is a very efficient and cost-effective way of generating income and attracting new members and supporters to the Ramblers.

Direct debits are 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.

What do these recruiters ask for?

The recruiters ask members of the public to pledge regular donations or join as a Ramblers member by direct debit and are not authorised to accept any other means of payments as a donation (cash, cheques etc.).

Do you have permission to recruit in my area?

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

How is this type of fundraising regulated?

The Fundraising Regulator regulates fundraising activities used by charities in the UK and enforces a Code of Fundraising Practice, which aims to make certain that peoples’ experience of this type of fundraising is positive.

At the Ramblers we closely monitor our recruiters, and also conduct regular training.

Any other questions?

If you have any other questions or queries about our private site fundraising, please do not hesitate to contact us by:

Telephone: 020 3961 3300

Email: ramblers@ramblers.org.uk

Post: Ramblers, 2nd Floor Camelford House, 87-90 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TW

Please remember to include your name and address. Please also include a contact telephone number so that we can call you if we need any more information to answer your question.

We realise that sometimes we might get it wrong and we truly value all feedback about our work. We believe that complaints are an opportunity to learn and improve and it is important that you tell us so we can deal with any situation as quickly as possible.

If you do have a complaint about our fundraising activities, please get in touch using the contact details above.

The Fundraising Regulator is the independent regulator of charitable fundraising. If we are unable to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction and it is about our fundraising activities, you can ask the Fundraising Regulator to consider it. All the contact information you need to make a complaint can be found on the Fundraising Regulator website.