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Covid19 - Advice for Fundraisers

As COVID19 continues to hit the UK, government advice is affecting the way our supporters fundraise, as measures such as social distancing are leading fundraising events to be cancelled or postponed.

For those wishing to fundraise for Kidscan in the future, virtual fundraising is the way forward, but for those who already have fundraisers planned for Kidscan, we want to support you the best we can. We have compiled a list of FAQ’s to answer some of the most asked questions, but as always if you can’t find the information you require get in touch with us.

I have planned a fundraising event due to take place before the end of April, what should I do?
Although we cannot be certain, it is likely that COVID19 will continue to impact the UK for the coming months, therefore it is likely that your fundraiser will also be impacted. If this is the case we advise getting in touch so that we can support you the best way we can.

Many fundraising events and organised sporting events that are not time sensitive (such as a football match) have been postponed, until later in the year, but doing this will be down to your circumstances and any other involved such as venues and suppliers.

I have planned a fundraising event due to take place after April, what should I do?
At the moment, we cannot be sure when government advice and restrictions will be lifted. For now if you event is after April, we advise that you keep an eye on the news and stay in touch with us. As soon as we hear anything that may affect your fundraiser we will let you know.

I have had to cancel my fundraiser what do I do?
First of all, we are sorry you have had to cancel your fundraiser, we can imagine the hard work you have put into it, but there must be a good reason for cancelling. The first thing is to let us know, that way we can support you the best we can. We may be able to find an alternative fundraiser for you, and provide advice on postponing your fundraiser.

If you do have to cancel, and have already raised money for Kidscan, you will be wondering what to do next. Because the money was raised for charitable purposes, you must inform everyone who has donated or sponsored you. They have the choice of being refunded or to donate the money to charity anyway. If you are not able to identify who donated please get in touch with us so we can advise you further.

I have had to cancel and I booked a venue for my fundraiser will I get my money back?
Unfortunately Kidscan is unable to advise on whether this is the case. This will be down to the venue you booked with and their own circumstances and policies.

I’m working from home or self-isolating if there anything else I can I do?
If your fundraiser has been affected but you are still keen to fundraise, there are plenty of options for you. You could check our top fundraising from home tips here, alternatively you could look into donating or becoming a volunteer! However you choose to fundraise your dedication will help us to find safe new treatments for children diagnosed with cancer. Thank you.

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