Face-to-Face Street Fundraising
Hong Kong Cancer Fund conducts a face-to-face street fundraising programme. Our passionate and energetic street fundraisers work tirelessly in different areas of Hong Kong to promote our work and mission to the general public. Our goal is to recruit them into our Circle of Friends as monthly donors.
As we don’t accept funding from the government or the Community Chest, monthly donations from our Circle of Friends are critical to provide us with a stable income and sustain our free ongoing services throughout our five CancerLink support centres.
All of our street fundraisers work directly for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund. They are an integral part of our family.
Hello, I’m Ting-Fung Lee, one of Hong Kong Cancer Fund’s (HKCF) street fundraisers. I’m 25 years old and was diagnosed with 4th stage colorectal cancer three years ago. I think it was God’s will for me to become a part of HKCF. I saw a job ad recruiting HKCF street fundraisers after I was told I had made a full recovery following a series of cancer treatments.
As a cancer survivor, I really want to share what I’ve experienced from my own cancer journey. Through being a street fundraiser, I hope to promote HKCF’s free cancer-care services and raise public awareness of cancer. That’s why I took the job. Being a street fundraiser gives me a platform to meet others who are fighting cancer. It’s a great opportunity to tell them they are not facing cancer alone.
I’ve met all sorts of people in the street and have heard many touching stories over the past few months. Some stories are from cancer patients, others are from their relatives, or even their spouses. Listening to them gives me a strong sense that facing cancer in Hong Kong can be very stressful. Why? Because medical costs are so high. A lack of knowledge about cancer can also make people feel helpless.
Being a street fundraiser isn’t an easy job! But, no matter how harsh the weather is or how frequently we are rejected by the public, this meaningful job makes up for it all. I feel great satisfaction when I help relieve someone’s worries about cancer. I’m so glad to be a street fundraiser, as I think that over time I can make a real difference. When you see us in the street, just come and say hi! All we need is your encouragement, it’s great motivation to keep us going!
What is Street Fundraising?
Street Fundraising is face-to-face fundraising where our team engage with the general public to tell them about our services and invite them to join our monthly donation programme ‘Circle of Friends’.
Do you pay an external company to do this service for you?
No, all of our street fundraisers work directly for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund. They are an integral part of our team and network. We train our street fundraisers so that they have good familiarity and knowledge of free services that we offer.
Who are Hong Kong Cancer Fund street fundraisers?
Our street fundraisers are a group of in-house enthusiastic and energetic young people who work tirelessly to help recruit new monthly donors for us.
Where can you see our fundraisers?
You can find our fundraisers anywhere in Hong Kong. They are often stationed on busy streets, in large shopping malls or near MTR exits. If you come across them, do say hi!
How do I recognise Cancer Fund’s street fundraisers?
Our street fundraisers only work in teams and will be wearing a bright orange Cancer Fund t-shirt or windbreaker. They will also be wearing their work I.D. with their name and photograph displayed. Our street fundraisers are unable to accept any cash donations. If you’d like to become a Circle of Friends member, you simply need to fill out the donation form.
Face-to-Face Monthly Giving Alliance
Hong Kong Cancer Fund is a founding member of the Face-to-Face Monthly Giving Alliance. As a charity-led and self-regulatory membership body, the Alliance promotes accountable face-to-face (F2F) fundraising practices, for monthly donor recruitment. It also enhances the public’s understanding on their rights before engaging in monthly giving to charitable organizations.
The Alliance established the Code of Practice on Face-to-Face Monthly Donors’ Recruitment. The Code provides practical guidelines and sets professional standards for conducting monthly donor recruitment on the streets of Hong Kong. It is made available to charitable organisations as well as members of the public as reference.
To find out more information please visit the Face-to-Face Monthly Giving Alliance Website.
Tel: (852) 3656 0800