Do you have a question for our fundraising team? Take a look at our fundraising FAQs below and we may be able to answer it for you.

What is ‘Not your Christmas party’?

It is a new virtual fundraising event for the Trussell Trust. We know people can’t have their usual Christmas parties and get togethers this year, so we’re asking people to host a virtual party instead and donate the money they would have spent to the Trussell Trust.

What is a virtual party?

A virtual party is simply a way of getting together with friends and family in a socially distanced way, by having your party online. We suggest using Zoom, Facetime, Teams, WhatsApp, Skype or any other group video calling provider to connect with others, whilst remaining with your household or small group only. There is more information on how to host your party in the downloadable party planning pack.

Is there a registration fee?

No, there is no registration fee to take part in ‘Not your Christmas party’, however as this is a fundraising event for the Trussell Trust we encourage all participants to fundraise as much as they can. If you are unable to fundraise but would like to make a one off donation you are able to self donate on your fundraising page.

Do I need to raise a minimum amount?

No, you don’t need to raise a minimum amount, but we encourage all participants to raise as much as they can to help our work towards a hunger free future.

What happens after I register?

You will receive an email confirming your registration and your URL link to your fundraising page. We’re asking all participants to send this link to their friends, family and colleagues who they would usually have a Christmas party with, and ask them to donate to your virtual party instead. We will also provide you with a downloadable party planning and fundraising pack.

What is a URL?

A URL is the address of a web page which links to your unique fundraising page. This will be provided automatically when you complete your registration.

 How do I see my fundraising page?

There are many ways you get to your fundraising page. When you register for the event, you create an account.

  1. When logged in your, hover over your name on the top right corner. You will then see a link called 'Fundraising Page'
  2. You can also search for your page on the website.
  3. You will have an email confirmation with your URL link on.

What happens after I host my virtual party?

We hope you and your guests had a great time! All that’s left to do is ask for any more donations to be made on your fundraising page, and add any offline donations. When collecting/receiving money offline, but please be sure to observe Government guidelines (www.gov.uk/coronavirus).

How can I pay my fundraising to the charity?

  • The money you raise will help us towards a hunger free future, and for that we are truly grateful. 
  • All donations made to your Funraisin page will be transferred to the Trussell Trust automatically, so you don’t need to do anything. If you have any offline donations, please send them to the address below, referencing ‘Not Your Christmas Party’ and your name to: The Trussell Trust, Unit 9, Ashfield Trading Estate, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 8BJ.

How do I know who has RSVP to my virtual party?

When someone is making a donation on your fundraising page, they will see a section to RSVP to your party. 

After they RSVP and make the donation, they will show as donors on your page with an RSVP note. 

How can I make my Virtual Party fun?

When you log in to your account, go to your Dashboard. You will see a section called Party Pack. 

Here we can ideas for you to try, do something different and have fun!

What if I have questions that aren’t answered here?

Please email us at fundraising@trusselltrust.org and we’ll do our best to help.