Collection Tin – How to get the contents to us

First off, thank you for having one of our Collection Tins and for raising money for us.

If the Collection Tin was for an event and the event has now completed, could you please count up the money inside the tin, then transfer the amount to us using PayPal Giving Fund and arrange to send the tin back to us. The shipping address is at the bottom of this page. When sending tins back to us, please make sure it has adequate padding and include a note stating who it is from.

If the Collection Tin was for permanent use in a shop or other business, please count up the money inside the tin, then transfer the amount to us using PayPal Giving Fund. The security seal would have broken on the tin, so this will need to be replaced. If we did not supply you with any replacements or you have run out of them, please contact us so that we can send you some more.

For help/advice on how to open up one of our Collection Tins to retrieve the money, please go here.


How to send us the money from your Collection Tin

  1. Navigate to
  2. On the right side of the screen, type in the amount of money that was in the box (if you would like to give us more, we are always happy to accept more!)
    The below example shows ’10’ as the amount. Once an amount has been entered, click on the button ‘Donate now’ button.

  3. The next screen will ask if you already have a PayPal account or not. If you have a PayPal account, type in your username and password followed by clicking on the button ‘Log In’.
    If you do not have a PayPal account, click on the button ‘Pay with Debit or Credit Card’.


The rest of the steps should be straightforward and we have not documented them in case they change and we are not aware.
If you get into any trouble and are unable to send the money to us, please email us (or use our Contact us form) and we will do our best to help.
Once the money has been sent to us, please let us know by using the form below. We need to know when people transfer money to us as all income needs to be accounted for and PayPal do not notify us when money has been passed to them for us.


If you no longer wish to collect for us, please send your collection tin back to the below address & let us know you will be returning it in the form.

Alpha-1 Awareness
PO Box 8294
DE45 9BF



On behalf of the charity, thank you very much for your support.

Please let us know when you have transferred money to us


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