A bucket collection is an activity you organise in your local area, either by yourself or with helpers, using charity buckets to raise vital funds to give hope to children and families affected by childhood cancer.
Once you’ve registered to become a Bucketeer and we’ve had a chat about your collection we’ll provide you with everything you need for your collection. This includes charity buckets, a charity t-shirt and a letter of authority.
You can choose where you have your collection – it could be at a supermarket, train station, your work place, local pub or shop, shopping centre or university. Usually, the busier the venue the better! Make sure you get permission from the manager or owner of the venue before your collection day.
If you want to hold your collection in a publically-owned space (e.g. on the street) rather than at a privately-owned venue (as above) you need an authorising permit from the relevant local authority or the Metropolitan Police if the collection will take place in London. Bear in mind that the application process could take some time. Local Authorities and the Metropolitan Police should be able to advise you further on their permit application process.
We’re doing a big push for Bucketeers to hold collections this June which you can be a part of! Alternatively, you can collect at any other time throughout the year that suits you and your venue!
It depends. We advise holding your collection on privately-owned land (e.g. a supermarket or shopping centre) for which you don’t need a permit. You do however need the permission of the manager or landowner.
If you want to hold your collection in a publically-owned space (e.g. on the street) rather than at a privately-owned venue (as above) you need an authorising permit from the relevant local authority or the Metropolitan Police (if the collection will take place in London.) Bear in mind that the application process could take some time. Local authorities and the Metropolitan Police should be able to advise you further on their permit application process. For us to authorise the use of charity collection buckets for a public collection, you must send us a copy of the authorising license.
When you register as a Bucketeer, we’ll send you a bucket collection pack containing all the resources you need to hold your collection. We advise you take it all with you so anything you may need is accessible to you on the day. You may want to take refreshments if you are collecting for a long time.
It’s up to you! You organise your collection so you can choose. It may depend on any conditions stipulated by the venue. We’d recommend collecting at the busiest times to maximise your fundraising and to enlist some helpers so you can collect for longer whilst sharing the load. Remember to take regular breaks if you’re collecting for a long period of time.
Friends, family, colleagues! If they could each lend an hour or two of their time, very quickly you can cover the whole day.
By being your kind, friendly and smiley self! Enjoy yourself and others will enjoy your presence too. Making eye contact helps! And don’t forget to say a huge thank you to anyone who makes a donation.
We don’t set a fundraising target; every penny counts. We just ask that you try your best! You may prefer to set a personal target, or challenge your team of collectors.
We’ll provide you with a charity t-shirt to wear so everyone knows you’re collecting for Solving Kids’ Cancer. We’d advise comfortable clothing and a trusted pair of shoes – you may be standing for a while.
Don’t worry, we will provide you with leaflets about our work with our contact details on so that people can get in touch with us.
Click here for information on paying in your funds raised.
Funds raised through bucket collections are to support Solving Kids’ Cancer and to give hope to children and families affected by childhood cancer for the future. If you would like your fundraising to support a specific campaign that we run, let us know when you pay the funds in so we can designate your fundraising accordingly.
Of course! We don’t expect it but we’d be grateful if you did. The more collections that take place, the more funds we can raise to give hope to children and families affected by cancer for a better future.
If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to contact our fundraising team by calling 020 7284 0800 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org