Everything you need to know about St John Ambulance Cymru’s door-to-door fundraising

As Wales’ leading first aid charity, regular donations are very important to us as they mean we can plan for the future more effectively and save more lives across Wales. Door-to-door fundraising is a popular and effective fundraising method for many charities, who work with professional agencies to raise vital funds to support charitable work.

For many years St John Ambulance Cymru partnered with Wesser Ltd, a well-established family run business, for door-to-door recruitment. Wesser have helped us to raise millions of pounds from our loyal door-to-door supporters across Wales.

In 2023 we partnered with Trinity Marketing to resume door-to-door activity and help raise further support for our work across Wales. Trinity Marketing are Ireland’s largest face-to-face fundraising supplier and have expanded into the UK in recent years.

All Trinity fundraisers go from door-to-door, talking to people about our lifesaving work and asking them to consider supporting us by giving a regular donation by direct debit. Fundraises will be wearing green jackets bearing our name, and will be carrying an ID badge attached to a St John Ambulance Cymru lanyard, as shown in the image above.

Door-to-door fundraisers and locations

Please note, occasionally fundraisers cross-over into another postcode area accidentally, and is not deliberate. Please do not assume that a fundraiser is bogus, particularly if you are in a neighbouring postcode.

Between the dates of Monday 31st July and Friday 4th August, we will have fundraisers in the following areas: 

SA1, SA3 and SA5

Names of fundraisers:

Brendan Colville, David Murphy, Finn Whelan and Phillip Clifford

Our guidance on how to identify legitimate door-to-door fundraisers:

1. If someone knocks on your door, do they have the relevant identification to show who they are? We have records of all our fundraisers, so if you take a name/ID number, we will definitely be able to check for you.

2. Our door-to-door fundraisers will never ask you for cash or to set up a standing order. Our fundraisers carry devices such as tablets which capture people's details in order to set up a Direct Debit payment.

3. Is our logo genuine? Sometimes people copy logos off the internet to use. If the logo looks a little blurry or old, please let us know.

4. What charity name are the fundrasiers using? We are always St John Ambulance Cymru, never St John’s.

5. We share information about our campaigns and events on our social media channels (our handle is @SJACymru), and on our website. Please check there if you have any doubts about whether something is genuine.

If in any doubt, ask before you give any personal details. Genuine fundraisers won’t mind providing you with details.

Questions or concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns about door-to-door fundraising, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us on fundraising@sjacymru.org.uk / 02920 449626.

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