We are so thankful to you for fundraising in aid of Woundcare4heroes, and your safety and wellbeing is our priority. With this in mind please follow our simple guidelines and ensure you adhere to all laws and health and safety guidelines when organising and holding your fundraising activity. Please take a look at the Institute of fundraising codes of practice
to ensure you are getting it right.
Fundraising materials and publicity
You should make it clear throughout your fundraising that you are fundraising ‘in aid’ of Woundcare4heroes but that you do not represent the charity. For example; "[Name of your fundraising activity] raising funds in aid of Woundcare4heroes". Please ensure that you have permission to use any images or text.
You need a licence from your local authority to collect funds on the street or in a public place or by going from house to house. It is illegal to collect funds in this way without a licence.
Raffles & Lotteries
Small raffles can be held as part of a larger event and is a great way to maximise the amount of money you can raise, you'll just need to follow these guidelines:
• Tickets must only be sold during the event, on the premises where the event is taking place
• The draw must take place during the event
• No more than £500 can be spent on buying prizes
• No cash prizes can be given
• All tickets must be sold at the same price and no discounts are allowed on bulk buys (for example, five for the price of four).
• Tickets should not be bought or sold by young people under 16.
There are strict and complex laws relating to raffles and lotteries which do not fall into this category and full guidelines on raffles and lotteries are available from your local authority or the Gaming Board. For more information please visit the Gambling Commissions website
Please ensure that your event is organised efficiently and safely as we cannot accept any responsibility for your event nor for anyone who participates in it. You should conduct a risk assessment to ensure that you have proper plans for the safety of participants. The Health and Safety Executive
has further information. Ensure that participants are fully briefed about the event, including (where relevant) any risks, fitness requirements, special equipment or clothing required and standards of behaviour expected.