Tommy’s raises funds for research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and providing pregnancy health information to parents. We comply with and support the Fundraising Regulator's Promise to be legal, open, honest and respectful. We uphold their vision of a world where fundraising is ethical and giving is sustainable; where donors and fundraisers have respect for each other.
This policy outlines the ethical responsibilities of Tommy’s fundraising. All Tommy’s fundraising staff have a responsibility to be aware and have a thorough understanding of the ethical issues referred to in this policy. This policy is aligned to our values which are an integrated part of our fundraising.
Tommy’s respects the rights of its supporters to clear, truthful information on the work of Tommy’s; to openly report how we spend donations and to manage donors' information responsibly and in line with The General Data Protection Regulation.
We will comply with the Charity Commission and UK law in every respect, including those regarding openness and honesty with our supporters and members of the public.
As members of the Fundraising Regulator’s scheme, we follow its Fundraising Promise.
In line with the Fundraising Regulator’s code our fundraising practices consider the needs of any possible donor who may be in vulnerable circumstances or may need extra care and information to make an informed decision. Our fundraising agency staff responsible for face to face fundraising receive relevant training to help them to identify and respond to the needs of any possible donor who may be in vulnerable circumstances or any donor at any time.
Unrestricted donations are very valuable to Tommy’s as they enable us to fully fund our work and develop and grow as an organisation to achieve our charitable aims and objectives. If supporters wish to make a donation to a specific area of Tommy’s work (for example to Tommy’s Research Centres), they may make a restricted donation by providing written instructions to this effect with their donation by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.