What is Door to Door Fundraising?

Thousands of stroke survivors and their families benefit from our support across the UK. One of the ways we are fundraising right now is through Door to Door.

This means that our professional fundraisers visit homes in designated areas around the UK to ask supporters to sign up to play our Weekly Lottery via Direct Debit.

We use a specialist agency called Burden and Burden who help coordinate and carry out our campaign. 

What is Face to Face Venue Fundraising?

This means that our professional fundraisers are set up in different venues in designated areas around the UK to ask supporters to sign up to play our Weekly Lottery via Direct Debit. We use a specialist agency called Burden and Burden who help coordinate and carry out our campaign.

Where are you fundraising right now?

Our fundraisers are currently working door to door in the postcodes below:

  • CO7
  • CO15
  • CO16
  • ME11
  • ME12
  • MK18
  • NN7
  • NN8
  • NN12
  • NN13
  • NN17
  • OX17
  • SK5
  • SK8
  • TS22
  • TS24
Date and times Venue
Monday 13 August – 9am – 5pm
  • Co-op, Halesworth IP19 8LU
  • Co-op, Mansfield NG19 0BS
Tuesday 14 August – 9am-5pm
  • Co-op, Stansted CM24 8BE
  • Co-op, Bexley DA5 3HP
  • SPAR, Manchester M9 0NG
  • Lidl, Rushden NN10 6EN
Wednesday 15 August – 9am – 5pm
  • Co-op, Witham CM8 1NE
  • Co-op, Bexley DA5 3HP
  • Wyevale Garden Centre, Bolton BL3 4RD
  • Tesco Express, Sheffield S1 1HA
  • Co-op, Northolt UB5 6LN
Thursday 16 August  – 9am – 5pm
  • Wyevale Garden Centre, Dorking RH4 1NP
  • Co-op, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6SY
  • Co-op, Halesworth IP19 8LU
  • Co-op, Wellingborough NN8 3QE
  • Co-op, Dartford DA1 3JJ
  • Co-op, Bolton BL3 4RD
  • Tesco, Sheffield S1 1HA
Friday 17 August – 9am – 5pm
  • Wyevale Garden Centre, Dorking RH4 1NP
  • Co-op, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 9LG
  • Co-op, Dartford DA1 3JJ
  • Co-op, Crawley RH11 0DQ
Saturday 18 August – 9am – 5pm
  • Co-op, Crawley RH11 0DQ
  • Co-op, Chelmsford CM3 2EH
  • Co-op, Reigate RH2 9PR
Sunday 19 August – 10am – 4pm  

 

How do I know if it’s a genuine Stroke Association fundraiser at my door?

  • They will have a photo ID badge with our logo on it.
  • They will have a letter allowing them to collect Direct Debits on behalf of Stroke Association.
  • They will have Stroke Association literature such as welcome packs, and information leaflets.
  • They will be dressed in our branded polo shirts or fleeces.

If you have any doubts please call 0300 330 0740 or email Sammi.Valentine@stroke.org.uk

Do you work with agencies?

Yes we do. Working with agencies helps us speak to many more supporters than we could do ourselves, which means we can help more stroke survivors make the best possible recoveries, and fund more life-changing research into stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.

For our Weekly Lottery Door to Door campaign we are working with Burden and Burden. The fundraisers we are working with are as passionate as us when they’re talking to new supporters. We hold them to the same high standards we would hold ourselves, and ensure that they’re always being respectful and acting in accordance with the fundraising regulations.

How do you check if the fundraisers are doing a good job?

  • We regularly run training sessions with our fundraisers.
  • We observe our fundraisers at work to check everything is going well.
  • We ask our supporters for feedback. Please give us a call on 0300 330 0740 or email us on supportercare@stroke.org.uk if you’d like to share your feedback. 

Are fundraisers paid?

Yes, our fundraisers from Burden and Burden are professionally trained and paid to work for us.

Do your fundraisers ask for cash?

No. Our fundraisers are not permitted to ask for cash, they are only allowed to ask someone to sign up to play our Weekly Lottery through Direct Debit.

If a fundraiser asks you for cash, they may not be genuine so please report this to us. Please call us on 0300 330 0740 or email us at supportercare@stroke.org.uk

Why do you fundraise this way?

Talking to people like you on your doorstep, the street or at an event is one of the most successful ways of raising regular donations. For every £1 spent on face to face fundraising for this Weekly Lottery campaign, we hope more than double than that is raised over the next three years.

With the help from supporters like you, more stroke survivors and their families can get the support they need, when they most need it.

How do you ensure the security of my personal data?

We take the security of your personal details extremely seriously and have measures in place to protect them. Read our supporter promise.

If you’ve chosen to support us by playing our Weekly Lottery by Direct Debit you will receive a letter from us confirming your details and notifying you of the amount and date your donation will reach us.

If an error is made by the Stroke Association or your bank or building society, you are guaranteed a full and immediate refund from your branch of the amount paid.

You can find out more about your rights under Direct Debit on the Direct Debit website.

You can also cancel a Direct Debit at any time by writing to your bank or building society, or by emailing, calling or writing to our Supporter Care team:

Where does the money from the Weekly Lottery go?

For every £1 ticket bought:

  • 73p is spent supporting stroke survivors and their families, funding research into stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, and supporting the aims of the Stroke Association.
  • 15p is spent funding the Weekly Lottery prizes.
  • 12p is on running and managing the Weekly Lottery.

Read the rules of our Weekly Lottery.

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