Your generosity enables us to continue our work
KCSN is a patient-led charity that does not receive any government funding. We rely on your generous donations and fundraising activities, along with project-specific grants, to keep providing our vital support services. Our charity motto is ‘Stronger Together’ and with your help we can work to ensure no one faces a diagnosis of kidney cancer alone.
Make a donation
The funds we raise are extremely valuable to us, and enable us to provide our vital support services, such as the helpline, social media channels, and website. Your support can make a big difference to someone affected by kidney cancer. Visit the How to Make a Donation page to make a donation using various fundraising platforms, such as JustGiving, Total Giving, Virgin Money Giving and Charity Checkout. When you make a donation, please email us your address and we will send you a KCSN Stronger Together wrist band.
By organising or taking part in a fundraising event for KCSN, you can help to support kidney cancer patients and their families throughout the UK while having fun at the same time. Fundraising events can be small, like a coffee morning with friends, or on a larger scale, such as a black-tie ball. They can be active, such as a sponsored walk, run, cycle or skydive, or social, such as a quiz night, pampering evening or party. Every pound raised makes a difference to the lives of people affected by kidney cancer. Visit the Fundraising Events page for details of planned events and to view past events. If you would like to organise your own event or need further information about fundraising for the KCSN please email us
Matching gifts are an easy way to double or even triple your donation to the KCSN. Many companies support employee philanthropy by offering matching gift programmes. By taking advantage of your corporate matching gift programme, you can maximise the value of your donation to KCSN at no additional cost. Matching gift programme guidelines are determined by individual companies. Please talk to your employer about their specific matching gift guidelines; matching gifts must be employee initiated. KCSN is not able to request the match.
easyfundraising.org.uk is a great no cost service that was actually started by a cancer patient. It helps people raise money for their chosen charity without it costing them a penny. It does this by signing up hundreds of shops and suppliers who donate a percentage of the cost of your purchase to your chosen charity. Each time you buy anything through a partner organisation you could end up donating as much as 6% to the KCSN to help us provide vital patient support services. Visit our easyfundraising.org.uk page for instructions on how to donate.
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Facebook donate button
The Facebook donate button can be added to your Facebook posts to help us collect donations and enable our supporters to fundraise on our behalf. Facebook does not charge for this service. When you are posting in the KSCN Facebook group, simply add the Facebook donate button to your post to enable our followers to contribute directly through Facebook.
Leave a gift in your will
Gifts in wills are a way of ensuring your support lasts well into the future – your legacy could help families affected by kidney cancer today and for a long time to come. You can leave a financial gift of a specified amount, or a proportion of your estate, or an item of value. The following government website gives more information about how to write your will to include a charitable gift: Leaving Gifts to Charity in Your Will.
You can support our work by donating in memory of a loved one. You can make a one-off or regular donation through our How to Make a Donation page, you can donate through TotalGiving, or you can celebrate the life of your loved one by having a collection in their memory to help support the KCSN.
Corporate support and grants
KCSN is working with a number of corporate partners on specific projects, and has been awarded grants for various activities to help support kidney cancer patients in the UK. In addition to grants and donations for our project work, corporate support can be in the form of auctions or raffle prizes, employee fundraising and Charity of the Year status. Visit the Corporate Support and Grants page for a list of donors.
KCSN is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and abides by the Code of Fundraising Practice, which outlines the standards expected of all charitable fundraising organisations across the UK. The code helps to ensure that the work of fundraising organisations is legal, open, honest and respectful, and sets out standards for all areas of fundraising, including donations, fundraising events, working with volunteers, corporate partnerships, trusts, marketing and direct mailing. The standards were developed by the fundraising community through the work of the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and the Public Fundraising Association (PFRA).