Safe and Legal
When organising a fundraising event for PDSA it is important to consider the following to ensure a safe, legal and enjoyable event.
Please note that while your help with our fundraising is very much appreciated, PDSA cannot accept liability for any fundraising activity or event you undertake on our behalf, unless you contact us prior to the event and register it with us.
The following requirements must be considered when setting up a fundraising event for PDSA.
- By law, PDSA’s registered charity numbers 208217 & SC037585 must appear on all posters and advertisements. Please contact us for guidelines and permission to use the PDSA logo.
- Ensure you are sponsored by and collect donations from people you know and trust. Make sure children are supervised and do not let them collect money from strangers.
- Raffles and lotteries – check with your local authority or the Gaming Board of Great Britain to check the rules, or ring the Fundraising team for advice.
- Having alcohol at your event? Check if the venue is licensed or contact your local council to find out more about getting a temporary licence yourself.
- Only use PDSA collecting tins when doing collections.
- Check whether your event is covered by PDSA’s public liability insurance by phoning the Fundraising team.
- You will probably need to perform a risk assessment for your event; the Fundraising team can advise you on this requirement.
- Consider first-aid provision – some larger events may require a first aider to be present.
- For events in a public area you should inform the local council and police.
- Check out references and/or qualifications of suppliers – e.g. ensure caterers or food suppliers have the relevant Food Hygiene and Environmental Health certificates.
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