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Hold a collection

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Collecting donations for Arthritis Research UK is a great way to support our vital work, and every penny really does add up!

There are a number of ways you can help…

Bucket collections

Could you spare a couple of hours to hold a bucket collection? At a nearby supermarket or shopping centre, at your local train station or on your high street, it’s simple to support Arthritis Research UK and have fun at the same time!

All you need to do is:

  • get permission from your local authority, shop or train station (we can help you with this)
  • ask friends, family or colleagues to get involved – the more the merrier!
  • contact us for branded buckets, stickers and t-shirts
  • sign the certificate of authority that we send to you
  • during the collection, smile and enjoy yourself!

After your collection, get in touch and we can provide you with counting and banking advice.

Collection tins

Do you work in a shop or office that could have an Arthritis Research UK collection tin?

You could even choose Arthritis Research UK as your charity of the year and hold events such as a cake sale or a staff quiz. We have lots of ideas and advice to offer to make your fundraising experience a memorable one.

We’ll also send you certificates to show your customers or colleagues how much their generosity has raised.

Home collections

If you would like to support Arthritis Research UK from the comfort of your home, we can send you a cardboard collection box. They're great for collecting loose change and can be sent to you for free using the form below.

If you have any questions, would like to request materials or need some help completing permission forms, you can contact the community fundraising team on or 0300 790 0405 – we look forward to hearing from you!

To download your How to hold a collection guide, fill in the form below. If you'd like a copy in the post, please check the postal option and fill in your address.

Thank you for choosing to support Arthritis Research UK. Together we can push back the limits of arthritis.

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