Make sure your fundraising stays legal so you can raise as many donations as possible for TDA PIFP and help make a lasting difference for the birthing experience of as many families as possible.
Street collection guidelines and regulations
Collections can be a fun way to raise donations and awareness for us, but first consider these useful guidelines:
For collecting on the street, you will need a licence from your local authority.
For collecting outside a supermarket store, you will need permission from the manager.
For collecting on private property you will need permission from the land owner.
Choose a popular location or a busy time to do your collection.
Give yourself time to secure a suitable date, especially if there is a high demand from other fundraisers.
Get other volunteers to help.
Only closed collection tins may be used, so please ensure these are sealed at all times. When finised send to the address detailed below.
Letter of Authority We can provide a letter of authority which states that your fundraising event is known to us and that we are aware you are doing it on our behalf. This letter does not constitute official permission for any fundraising activities and you must obtain any permits/licences from relevant authorities. If you would like us to send you a letter of Authority, please email us to let us know about your event email@example.com
Returning your collection tin When you have finished collecting, or if you no longer wish to collect for TDA PIFP, please return the tin to: TDA PIFP C/o: Kicki Hansard 75 Kindersley Way Abbots Langley Hertfordshire WD5 0DG UK
Raffle guidelines Holding a raffle is a great way to increase donations from your event.
Large scale raffle If you are holding a large scale raffle you may need to obtain a small lotteries licence. You will need to contact your local authority to get this licence. You must not:
Sell tickets on the street or house to house
Anyone under the age of 16 may not sell or purchase tickets
Tickets must state that the lottery is in aid of TDA PIFP and include your name and address and date of the lottery draw.
Small Raffles If you hold a small raffle on the day of your event you do not have to get a special licence as long as:
Any prizes purchased are worth a total of no more than £250. Donated prizes can be of unlimited value.
All tickets are sold on the same day as the raffle is drawn.
Tickets are sold for the same price and there are no discounts.
Prizes that involve alcohol are only included if the event is being held on licenced premises.
All tickets are sold on the same premises and on the same day as the raffle is drawn.
Under 18s – legal guidelines If you are under 18 and holding a fundraising event, there are certain things that you will need help with. You should always ask an adult to help you with your fundraising to make sure you are safe. There are some things that you cannot do if you do not have an adult to help you. These things are: