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Our supporter promise

Every day you and others like you make a huge difference by supporting our work. When you support us, we make a promise to you.

Our fundraising practices

At The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity we want to ensure our supporters are treated fairly and with respect.

We adhere to best practice across all our fundraising activities and continually look for ways to improve and ensure we address challenges and adopt new regulations effectively. The Charity and external fundraisers complied with all fundraising standards as far as the Charity are is aware in 2018.

Our fundraising approach

Our supporters make a huge difference by ensuring The Royal Marsden can develop lifesaving treatments for cancer patients across the UK and beyond. In return, we make a promise to our supporters.

We promise that

We are committed to high standards

We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator and are proud to champion the principles of honesty, accountability and transparency when fundraising

We will be clear, honest and open

We will keep you up to date with our work and finances so you can see how your money is spent and the difference you are making. But you are in control. If you ever want to change the way that we communicate with you please just let us know.

We will treat you, and your privacy, with respect

Your details are safe with us. We will never sell your information to third parties or share your details with any other charities for their own purposes.

We are fair and reasonable

We treat our patients, supporters and the general public fairly, showing sensitivity and consideration.

We are accountable and responsible

You are important to us and we take your feedback seriously. We value your feedback. If you're unhappy with anything, please get in touch and let us know.

Commitment to the highest fundraising standards

We’re proud to be working with the Fundraising Regulator to champion honesty, accountability and transparency. Our commitment to ensuring that our fundraising activity is open, legal and fair is enshrined in the fundraising code of practice. By being registered with the Regulator we are committing ourselves to the Institute of Fundraising’s Codes of Fundraising Practice – the standards set for fundraisers in the UK.

How to complain

If you’re unhappy with our work, we’d like to hear about it - in fact we see it as an opportunity to learn and improve. You can contact us to make a complaint online, by calling 020 7808 2233, or by letter or in person at either our Chelsea or Sutton site. You can also use these contact details to discuss any issues or to provide feedback.

We’ll always make sure that:

  • your complaint is acknowledged speedily and recorded
  • your complaint is heard and investigated effectively
  • your complaint is dealt with in an appropriate, fair and timely manner
  • we learn from your complaint.

We will get back to you within one working day and commit to responding in full within ten working days. If you’re not satisfied with our response you can contact the Fundraising Regulator for advice.

If you use our complaints procedure, you’re agreeing that we can use the personal information you send us for purposes connected with your complaint.