Get Involved

There are lots of  ways you can get involved in supporting National Ugly Mugs. Find out how you can help us to fight stigma and potentially save lives.


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National Ugly Mugs Supporter Scheme 

Would you like to become a Supporter of NUMs work?
Do you believe sex workers’ rights are human rights? 

NUMs Pilot scheme was first funded by the Home Office which ran from July 2012 until March 2013, since then we have relied on the goodwill of a small number of people and organisations  who have given donations and contributions.  However, our funds are running out very quickly. Other charitable funding (such as independent Trust funding) is extremely hard to come by and this is particularly true for sex worker-led organisations and those campaigning for a rights-based approach to sex work.  Often sex work is just too controversial a subject for funding bodies in the UK to support. You can set up a direct debit today via JustGiving.


Sponsored Events

Whether you are running a marathon, jumping out of a plane or holding a coffee morning, you can easily meet your fundraising target and get even more support for your event by making the most of your email and social media contacts. For more information visit our Sponsored Events page.

Charity run

Set yourself a challenge by running a 5K, 10K, half marathom or even a full 26.2 miles! If you’re interested in running or cycling with the NUM team, drop us an email at  and we’ll keep you updated with events we’re involved in throughout the year.

Coffee Morning

Feeling inspired by Bake Off? Put your baking skills to the test by holding a coffee morning with friends or colleagues. It’s a fun way to spread the word about NUM and reduce stigma against sex workers. Get local businesses involved by seeing if they want to donate any stock.


Help fundraise towards our life-saving work. Join a local indoor swimming event or brave the outdoors like our team did ().

“The water was freezing, but it was worth it! I used social media to keep my supporters up to date with my event, it felt amazing knowing the money we raised would help fund such a vital project.” Elliot - Ulswater swimmer


Organising an event is a great way to raise money and spread the word. From cake stalls to pub quizzes, we have everything you need to put on  a great show. For more information and ideas check out our page on Organising an Event

You can give a one off payment or set up a regular direct debit via JustGiving by clicking the link below.

Set up a direct debit with JustGiving

Download our Fundraising Guide for lots of ideas and useful tips.

Download a sponsorship form here to help you get started.