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Face-to-face fundraising

What type of face-to-face fundraising do you do?

Farm Africa carries out face-to-face fundraising on the street and at private sites across the UK. Our fundraisers ask people to support us with a regular gift by Direct Debit and are not authorised to accept cash or cheque donations. 

Why do you fundraise this way?

We use face-to-face fundraising because it is the most cost-effective way to spread the word about our work and recruit new regular donors to Farm Africa. Monthly donations allow us to plan for the future and continue to invest in our projects.

We’re planning for our face-to-face fundraising campaigns to introduce our cause to 2,000 new donors over the next year – enabling us to help so many more of the most vulnerable people in rural eastern Africa. 

How do I know if a fundraiser is genuine?

All Farm Africa fundraisers should be wearing one of our green t-shirts or anoraks and carrying an identity card with their full name, staff number and our logo. Fundraisers should also be carrying up-to-date literature about our work. Farm Africa currently has fundraisers working through two agencies - Care2Give and Future Fundraising.

If you are concerned about whether a fundraiser is genuine then please do call us on 020 7430 0440, or email and we will be able to look into this for you. 

What happens to my personal information?

The information that you give us will be kept safely and processed securely. We’ll record your details on to our database and use them to process your donations. We’ll also keep you up-to-date with the impact that support like yours is having on farmers in eastern Africa - unless you tell us not to.

How is face-to-face fundraising monitored?

We monitor all of our campaigns very closely to ensure that they follow the codes of best practice described by the Institute of Fundraising and Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA).  As member organisations of the PFRA, Farm Africa and the fundraising agencies that we work with have a responsibility to ensure that all of our fundraisers are well trained and aware of the behaviour expected from them.

If you have any concerns or feedback about any of our fundraisers then please do let us know. You can call us on 020 7430 0440, or alternatively email  

Where are the Farm Africa fundraisers this week?

For the week commencing Monday 3 November, we will have fundraising teams working in the following locations:

The Co-operative, Warrington
Stretford Mall Shopping Centre, Manchester
WH Smiths, Trafford Centre, Manchester