A raffle, sweepstake or a tombola are all great additions to any fundraising event, whatever you decide to organise. Lotteries are heavily regulated but you can avoid paying for a license if you are holding an “incidental non-commercial lottery” and you are following these rules.
Top tip: approach local companies and get all the prizes donated!
There is no legal requirement when you are organising a charity event. However you may want to make sure that you are protected in case anything goes wrong. You could be personally liable and having public liability insurance will give you peace of mind.
Top tip: If you need more information, contact your insurer for advice.
Top tip: Bring along some cupcakes, smaller sweets and your friendliest smile, they will do wonders in drawing in the crowd to donate.
Baking some delicious cupcakes can be a fantastic way to fundraise, hardly anyone can say no to the sweet temptation.
Basic rules to follow:
If you bake cakes fortnightly or less frequently, you will not need to register as a business with your local council and you won’t need a Hygine Certificate either.
Top tip: Phone your local council and ask to speak to your local environmental health officer for further advice.
We know it can be tempting to just remove the logo from our website but we would ask that you request the correct one. Please make sure you follow the few simple rules that come with using the logo and don’t forget to send us a copy of the artwork before going into print with it.
When organising a fundraising event, you need to say that it is being held “in aid of Walk the Walk” or “in aid of the breast cancer charity Walk the Walk”. If you are using the event title, please make sure that it is spelt “The MoonWalk” (with a capital T and M and an uppercase W) and not “Moonwalk.
Top tip: Make sure the Walk the Walk logo is placed somewhere towards the bottom of your poster. It looks better and ensures that everyone knows that your fantastic event is organised by you, not Walk the Walk.
When you organise a fundraising party, you may want to ensure that your basic costs like the cost of hiring the hall, food and entertainment are covered. Make sure that you are clear on all communication regarding the event (including posters, tickets, other adverts) that all profits from the event are going to Walk the Walk.
If this is not in place before you started selling tickets for your fundraising party, it is illegal for you to take expenses from any donation you receive.
Top tip: Keep your costs down! Tell people that you are raising money for charity when looking for a venue; you may get a discounted price or even get the hall for free!
I am afraid you cannot hold your own event for us and call it a MoonWalk or The SunWalk as they are copyrighted events. The bra T-Shirts are also copyrighted so if you are designing your own then please don’t use any form of bra or bikini.
Top tip: If you are planning to organise a walking event to raise money for Walk the Walk, get in touch with our Fundraising Team.
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