How To: Get in touch with your local supermarket

You might think your nearest supermarket is just the place where you do your weekly shop, but it’s also an excellent place to fundraise. Check out our blog and find out how to contact your local supermarket.

Fundraising can seem like a daunting task for some, but you’d be surprised by how supportive your local area can be.

You might think your nearest supermarket is just the place where you do your weekly shop, but it’s also an excellent place to fundraise. Supermarkets often allow fundraisers to host a collection, bag pack, or do something like a sponsored cycle instore, and because they have a high level of traffic, it’s sure to give your fundraising a boost.

How do I contact them?

The easiest way to get in touch is to simply go instore and ask to speak to the ‘Community Champion’, or the member of staff who deals with charities. Tell them a little bit about yourself, why you’re fundraising for Leukaemia Care, and what you’ve got planned.

Speaking directly to the Community Champion is the best way to get the supermarket on board with your fundraising. However, if you’d prefer, you can send them a letter. We’ve created a template letter for you, so all you need to do is fill in the blanks and send it!

Download the template here.

What happens next?

If the supermarket is happy for you to fundraise in their store, they will give you a list of available dates to choose from. If possible, ask to be given a table so that you can display our booklets, leaflets and magazines on the day.

Once you’ve selected your date, get in touch with our Fundraising team. That way, they can keep a record of your event and get all the necessary extras sent out to you on time. They can send you branded t-shirts, buckets, collecting tins, banners, balloons, and much more!

The supermarket may also ask for a Letter of Authority from the charity so that they know your fundraising is legitimate. If you contact the Fundraising team, they’d be happy to send you a letter.

Then, all you have to do is turn up on the day and have fun!

Get in touch:

For more information, please get in touch with our team on the details below.

Email: fundraising@leukaemiacare.org.uk

Phone: 01905 755 977

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