Have fun with your fundraising, and take the worry out of it by making sure everything is done properly, read the following to make sure your event is safe and legal.
Collections are a great way to raise money, but there are strict laws and regulations that need to be followed. Lifelites discourages street and house to house collections, but if you would like to organise a collection at your local supermarket we can help.
If you are collecting on a private property which is open to the public, such as a shopping centre or railway station, you must obtain permission from the landowner or manager. If you would like a static collection box to leave in a local business, you don’t need a licence, just permission from the business owner, we can give you a letter to show that you are collecting for Lifelites, as well as a collection bucket and a collectors ID. If you have any queries, just let us know, and always contact us before applying for a licence.
It is your responsibility to make sure that your event doesn’t pose any risk to others so we strongly advise that you take out public liability cover for any events you hold. Contact insurance providers for advice and quotes, including their risk assessment form. If you have any questions please get in touch with us.
Make sure any records you keep comply with the Data Protection Act.
Also, if you are taking photos at an event make sure you let everyone at the event know in advance, and never take a photograph of a child under 18 without the parent’s consent. It is worth preparing a written consent form to keep a record.
Food and drink
If you are planning to provide food for your fundraising event, please take extra care when handling the food and make sure you follow the basic rules for safe preparation, storage, display and cooking. For more information, please refer to the Food Standards Agency.
For guidance selling alcohol at temporary events, please visit www.gov.uk.
Health and safety
For public events we advise that you complete a risk assessment, linked to liability insurance (please see above), to ensure you identify any potential accidents or hazards. As part of any risk assessment, you should remember to consider first aid facilities.
Please contact us with any questions you have on 0207 440 4200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you’ve finished your fundraising you’ll need to send your money to us, here’s how you can do it
Here are our top tips to help you maximise your fundraising for Lifelites.
The more people you tell about your fundraising, the more successful it’s likely to be. Two of the ways you can do this are to tell your local newspapers and radio stations, and post about it on social media.