FUNDRAISING LEGAL BITS and PIECES
Whilst we are happy for you to fundraise for us, you need to make sure everyone is safe and you aren’t breaking any rules. In the UK especially, you can do this by following these guidelines.
Children in particular should be kept and an adult must supervise them when they ask for or collect money. Children must always get permission from a parent or guardian before attending or participating in fundraising activities.
First aid and fire safety are important. If you are planning a sponsored event, always use an official sponsorship form and only get sponsorship from people you know and trust.
If you are collecting on private property, you need to get permission from the manager or owner.
If you want to sell raffle tickets to the general public you need to contact the licensing department at your local authority. If you are selling them all at one time in a private location, you will just need the permission of the building owner.
For more information please visit: www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk or www.non-profit-information.org.uk
Please note that MAAMI Foundation cannot be held responsible for the organization or supervision of any fundraising activities, all activities and participation are at the organizers’ and participants’ own risk. MAAMI Foundation does not accept responsibility or liability for any loss or damage to property or personal effects arising from any fundraising activities in aid of MAAMI Foundation.
While fundraising, everybody must comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974 and subordinate legislation) you can find more information at: www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/law.pdf
(This affects both volunteers and employees)