Whodunnit is a Murder Mystery game that we’re asking people to host on 25 March 2017 (or a date that suits you) and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
No, but we are asking people to make a small donation to start their night of fundraising.
Research showed that 6-8 player games was the most popular option. With more than 8 people could you host two Whodunnit evenings? Macmillan’s Whodunnit game does have a maximum of 8 players per game.
No, it really doesn’t. We’re suggesting people hold their Whodunnit evening on the weekend 25th March 2017, but you can host yours whenever suits you. The only thing we would ask is that if you host it sooner, please don’t share the identity of the murderer on social media.
If you do already hold a coffee morning, thank you so much! With your help, we raised over £27 million last year.
However, new research has told us that by 2020, almost half of the population will get cancer at some point in their lives, but 38% of these people will not die from it. It’s great that people are living longer after a diagnosis, but we know the impact of cancer does not suddenly stop when treatment is over. Even more people will be living with the long term effects of cancer and its treatment, and the demand for our vital services will grow.
Now, more than ever, we need people like you to join our team and get involved. Whodunnit is another chance for people like yourself (who enjoy raising money for Macmillan by holding events) to do that.
When you sign up, we will send you your Whodunnit game, a box with everything in it for your evening of murder and mystery. There are things to do in advance of the evening and things to do on the night as a the host.
Within your game, we have made everything clear and simple with instructions to make sure everything goes smoothly.
In advance you will have invitations to send out to each guest, informing them of their character for the evening, with ideas for costumes and props. With this invitation, they will also be asked to make a donation, and bring their donation/envelope with them on the night. As part of the game you will be asked to collect these donations.
On the night, you will need to give everyone their character guides and then follow your host guide to start the night.
Two of your characters are not integral to the plot. Please see your booklet for ‘optional’ characters. You can either re-assign characters to those essential to plot or fill their spot with someone else – it’s up to you.
Unfortunately, there are no additional items, everything you need for your evening is included in your game. Visit the Inspiration page on the website for more ideas on the characters.
Not at all!! We have provided ideas for nibbles and cocktails on our Inspiration page on the website.
Once you have signed up your game will take around 7-10 days to arrive.
Lots of tips, suggestions and advice as well as a few goodies to help you raise more too.
Items within the game box are:
Unfortunately it is too expensive for us to provide these printed or have them translated.
Please give our Fundraising Support Centre a call on 0300 1000 200 and we'll see if this is possible.
These items are available from the website be.macmillan. However they do incur a cost to Macmillan. You can browse what is available on the website, but do please bear this in mind.
No, there is no official minimum amount.
Freepost Plus RTHE-LBGB-ZAXE
Macmillan Cancer Support
87-90 Albert Embankment
Take your cash and cheques to any branch of Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest or Ulster Bank and use the paying-in slip in your kit. (Please do not pay in at any other bank as Macmillan may incur a charge and we may have difficulty tracing your payment)
Get your friends to donate to a JustGiving online page. Alternatively you can pay in all your donations using our secure donation form to donate online using your credit or debit card.
Call us on 0300 1000 200 and use your credit or debit card.
Send us a cheque made payable to ‘Macmillan Cancer Support’, along with your paying-in slip to the following address:
Macmillan Cancer Support
89 Albert Embankment
London, SE1 7UQ
Or use the freepost envelope included in your Whodunnit game.
Your guests are asked to make a donation to Macmillan within their invitation, that they can return to you on the night. You then need to collect the money and pay this in online or at the bank. We also encourage guests to bring some small change on the night for additional fun and fundraising!
Don’t forget to ask each of your guests to Gift Aid their donation if possible – this means we can claim an extra 25p from the government for every £1 raised.
Of course, you can set up your Just Giving page here.
Although we do not actively encourage alcohol consumption, we recognise that often when people do get together in the evening they tend to enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail. However you choose to enjoy your Whodunnit evening, we encourage everyone to drink responsibly.
Gift Aid is a Government scheme that enables charities to claim the tax that supporters have already paid on their donations. To allow us to claim this back you must be a UK taxpayer* and have paid sufficient income and/or capital gains tax to cover the amount Macmillan will reclaim in each tax year.
We cannot claim Gift Aid on the total amount raised so please ask each eligible guest to fill out the Gift Aid form in your Summer Lights Kit to allow us to get 25p extra from every £1 raised!
*Gift Aid does not apply to non-UK tax payers, Isle of Man and Channel Islands residents.
No. Each person must Gift Aid their separate donations in order for us to claim Gift Aid.
Only individuals can gift aid their donations. They must use their home address and not a company address.
Please use the freepost envelope in your pack or send them to:
Macmillan Cancer Support
89 Albert Embankment
Cheques need to be made payable to Macmillan Cancer Support.
You can use your Paying in slip at any branch of Royal Bank of Scotland, Natwest or Ulster Bank. Please do not pay in at any other bank as Macmillan may incur a fee and we may have difficulty in tracing your payment.
The BGC (paying in slip) that you will receive with your pack has a unique number on the bottom which relates to your registration.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and we’ll look into this for you.
Please keep an eye on the totaliser on the website for an up to date total of how much has been raised to date.
The Whodunnit website has a Pay your money in page. To make sure that donations are attributed to your Whodunnit make sure you give your details.
We would like you to pay your money in as soon as possible after your event but there is no specific time limit. We will announce how much Whodunnit has made in May, so it would be best to get it in before then.
Use the invitations included in your game.
Alternatively, why not use social media, a Whatsapp or an email, making sure to include a link to the Inspiration page on the Whodunnit website for them to get ideas for their characters!
If the above FAQ's don't help or you have any other queries, then please do get in contact with us.
You can reach us at email@example.com or you can call us on 0300 1000 200