We will provide you with all the support and materials you need to help you with your fantastic fundraising efforts.
The Bone Cancer Research Trust relies entirely on public support to continue it's life-saving work - we appreciate every penny donated to the charity. Our streamline processes and dedication means that when you donate to us, you can rest assured that your money is being put to the best possible use in the fight against primary bone cancer.
For every £1 donated*
65p was spent fighting primary bone cancer during the year
34p was spent on fundraising during the year
1p was spent on governance during the year
How effective is our fundraising?
We pride ourselves on only using the best possible methods of fundraising to support our life saving work. For every £1 we spend on fundraising, we generate £3.38* for our life saving work.
In 2019 we raised £1,674,565 for our vital work and committed £1,446,555 to new and ongoing charitable activities to fight primary bone cancer. That's 86p from every £1 donated.
*Based on 2019 figures
The Bone Cancer Research Trust is registered with the Fundraising Regulator. We follow the Code of Fundraising Practice and comply with the key principles embodied in the Code and in this Promise:
We will commit to high standards
- We will adhere to the Fundraising Code of Practice.
- We will monitor fundraisers, volunteers and third parties working with us to raise funds, to ensure that they comply with the Code of Fundraising Practice and with this Promise.
- We will comply with the law as it applies to charities and fundraising.
- We will display the Fundraising Regulator badge on our fundraising material to show we are committed to good practice.
We will be clear, honest and open
- We will tell the truth and we will not exaggerate.
- We will do what we say we are going to do with donations we receive.
- We will be clear about who we are and what we do.
- We will give a clear explanation of how you can make a gift and change a regular donation.
- Where we ask a third party to fundraise on our behalf, we will make this relationship and the financial arrangement transparent.
- We will be able to explain our fundraising costs and show how they are in the best interests of our cause if challenged.
- We will ensure our complaints process is clear and easily accessible.
- We will provide clear and evidence based reasons for our decisions on complaints.
We will be respectful
- We will respect your rights and privacy.
- We will not put undue pressure on you to make a gift. If you do not want to give or wish to cease giving, we will respect your decision.
- We will have a procedure for dealing with people in vulnerable circumstances and it will be available on request.
- Where the law requires, we will get your consent before we contact you to fundraise.
- If you tell us that you don’t want us to contact you in a particular way we will not do so. We will work with the Telephone, Mail and Fundraising Preference Services to ensure that those who choose not to receive specific types of communication don’t have to.
We will be fair and reasonable
- We will treat donors and the public fairly, showing sensitivity and adapting our approach depending on your needs.
- We will take care not to use any images or words that intentionally cause distress or anxiety.
- We will take care not to cause nuisance or disruption to the public.
We will be accountable and responsible
- We will manage our resources responsibly and consider the impact of our fundraising on our donors, supporters and the wider public.
- If you are unhappy with anything we’ve done whilst fundraising, you can contact us to make a complaint. We will listen to feedback and respond appropriately to compliments and criticism we receive.
- We will have a complaints procedure, a copy of which will be available on our website or available on request.
- Our complaints procedure will let you know how to contact the Fundraising Regulator in the event that you feel our response is unsatisfactory.
- We will monitor and record the number of complaints we receive each year and share this data with the Fundraising Regulator on request.
If you have any concerns about the Bone Cancer Research Trust and would like to make a formal complaint, please follow our complaints procedure.
Thank you for your interest in raising funds for the Bone Cancer Research Trust ("BCRT"). Please read these terms and conditions carefully, as they apply to all voluntary fundraising activity and you are therefore required to comply with them:
- When applying for a London Marathon place, you understand that completing an application form does not guarantee a place in the event, but you will be contacted separately and told if you application is successful. If accepted, you agree to pay the Bone Cancer Research Trust a £100 registration fee to secure your place. Registration fees are not refundable and cannot be transferred to another event or product. I understand that if accepted for a Virgin Money London Marathon place with the Bone Cancer Research Trust, I am undertaking to raise at least £2,500 in sponsorship (excluding Gift Aid).
- You agree to organise fundraising activities as an independent supporter of BCRT. You should therefore refer to raising money "in aid of" BCRT, rather than on BCRT's behalf.
- You agree that you shall comply with any instructions or guidance provided by BCRT relating to your fundraising activity.
- You will be responsible for any costs, taxes or expenses incurred or arising in connection with your fundraising activity.
- You accept that any risks arising out of your fundraising activity are your responsibility, including liability for any injury or loss which may occur to you, your helpers or guests. You will therefore take all reasonable precautions to protect the health and safety of all those participating in, involved with or attending your activity.
- You will comply with any applicable laws and regulations relating to your fundraising activity, including obtaining any necessary licenses, consents or permissions e.g. if you are holding a raffle or lottery, or are proposing to sell alcohol.
- You acknowledge and accept that BCRT's insurance policy will not cover your fundraising activities.
- You will not do anything that threatens BCRT's reputation or name. If you do, BCRT has the right to ask you to stop your fundraising activity immediately.
- You agree to pay all of the proceeds raised by your fundraising event to BCRT as soon as possible after the event (and subject to any agreed timescale), and in accordance with BCRT's instructions. You may not deduct any costs unless agreed in writing with BCRT.
- You shall encourage donors and/or sponsors to make Gift Aid declarations where eligible, which may enable us to recover basic rate tax on such donations. Further information about the Gift Aid scheme can be found on our website at http://www.bcrt.org.uk/
- Unless BCRT has provided you with branded materials as a result of your registration, you may only use the BCRT name and logo for your fundraising activities with our written permission, and in accordance with the BCRT Brand Guidelines. To apply for permission, you will need to let us know how you propose to use the BCRT name and/or logo on your own materials by contacting us, and provide us with examples and/or samples of such use if we request it.
- If you provide photographs or videos taken during your fundraising activity to BCRT, you agree that these may be used by BCRT for commercial and/or fundraising purposes. By sending these to us, you are also confirming that anyone featuring prominently in the photograph or video is aged 16 or over, and that they have consented to their image being used in this way.
- If you are under 18, you confirm that you have shown these terms and conditions to your parent/guardian, and they have agreed to accept responsibility for complying with these terms and conditions.
- You agree that the Bone Cancer Research Trust can use the details that you have provided to discuss your fundraising activity and follow up on your progress.