Getting involved and raising money for MacIntyre is simple and fun and you’ll get lots of support along the way. We’ve answered some of your Frequently Asked Questions below.

How do I contact MacIntyre?

To speak to our Fundraising team about your event or challenge, email events@macintyrecharity.org or call 01908 230100.

I want to fundraise for MacIntyre but I’m not sure what I want to do. Where do I start?

Firstly, thank you for choosing to fundraise for MacIntyre! Our amazing supporters help us to make a real difference to the lives of adults and children with a learning disability every day. Start by looking at our Events page to see if you would like to get involved with any of our current challenges or events. You can also organise your own event which gives you the opportunity to tailor it to your specific needs. Get in touch with our Fundraising team to find out more.

Where are you currently fundraising? Which projects need my support?

At any one time we will have a number of specific projects for which we are fundraising. Please contact us to find out where your gift could make a difference.

Can I make a donation?

Yes, of course you can! Making an online donation is quick and easy; visit our Donations page to find out more. If you would like to make a cash donation, download the Paying In Slip, or send a cheque to:

602 South Seventh Street
Central Milton Keynes
MK9 2JA.

Can you help me to promote my event?

Our Marketing and Fundraising teams are on hand to help you promote your event. We can help with press releases, social media, invitations, posters and much more. We have lots of resources readily available for you to use or we can work with you to create bespoke materials for your event.

Do you have information about MacIntyre that I can pass to my sponsors or display at my event?

Yes, we have leaflets and other fundraising aids available for you to use. You can download them here or our Fundraising team can send the materials to you in the post.

Is Gift Aid included in my sponsorship target?

Our policy, as with many other charities, is that Gift Aid is not included in sponsorship targets. If you need help with your sponsorship, please get in touch.

How can I make a Gift Aid declaration?

Gift Aid means that for every £1 you give us we can get a further 25p from HM Revenue & Customs. Find out more about Gift Aid or download our Gift Aid form.

Do I need to enclose my sponsorship forms with my cheques?

If any of your sponsors have ticked the Gift Aid box it is essential we have a copy of your sponsorship form. Gift Aid increases your contribution to MacIntyre by 25% without any extra cost to you or your sponsors, but without your sponsorship forms we will not be able to claim Gift Aid on any of your donations.

Can I change my contact details or communication preferences?

Our Fundraising team can change your contact details, add your email address to our newsletters or remove your details from our direct mailing list. Let us know your request and we will make your changes quickly and with no hassle to you.

I want to raise money for MacIntyre without getting involved with an event or challenge. What can I do?

There are lots of ways that you can get involved, all whilst doing the things you usually do every day. Sign up to easysearch or easyfundraising to raise money for MacIntyre by searching or shopping online. You can even raise funds by selling your old car through Giveacar. Our Fundraising team can talk you through how quick and easy this can be.

What do I do if I have a concern or complaint?

The first step is to put your complaint in writing to:

Claire Kennedy
Head of Fundraising
602 South Seventh Street
Central Milton Keynes
MK9 2JA.

Alternatively, you can contact the Fundraising Regulator. MacIntyre is signed up to the Fundraising Regulator, which means that that we have made a public promise to adhere to best practice, honesty, transparency, clarity and accountability in all fundraising activity, enabling you to give with confidence.

Telephone 01908 230100 Email hello@macintyrecharity.org