Being a Bucketeer

Being a Bucketeer involves holding a Big Bucket Collection on your own or with your friends and family at a venue near you for a few hours, a day or maybe even more.

Being a Bucketeer

Be a Bucketeer

Become a Bucketeer and we will give you all of the support you need to organise a collection in your area.

You'll have fun and meet new people whilst raising vital funds for children and young people with cancer and their families.

A Bucketeer's role

As a Bucketeer, it will be up to you to:

  • Contact a supermarket, shopping centre, train station or similar in your local area to ask for permission to collect. Or if you’d prefer, you could arrange a collection at your workplace.
  • Ask family, friends or colleagues to help you, aiming to have somebody collecting at the venue for as much of the day as possible.
  • You may choose to be at the venue for the whole collection, with your friends joining you at different times to help you collect, or simply start the collection off, arrange a rota for friends to take on shifts during the day and be there at the end to complete the collection.
  • On the collection day, ensuring all of your bucketeers are prepared and equipped to collect.
  • After the collection, count the money and take it to the bank.
  • And finally, return any unused materials to CLIC Sargent.

Supporting our Bucketeers

Our team is here to provide you with all the support you need during your Big Bucket Collection:

  • Email us at or call us on 0845 120 4442 and we will provide you with all the information and collecting materials that you will need to hold your collection.
  • Our local fundraising managers are on hand to answer your questions and to help in any way we can.

What skills or experience do I need?

  • Enthusiasm! Our Bucketeers are brimming with cheerfulness and the ability to motivate others.
  • You will have good organisational and communication skills.


  • You will need to be available for a day to hold your collection at your local venue. You may even like to take on two days of collecting!
  • You will also need to spend a little time before the collection days asking people to help you collect.