Your fundraising will make a real difference to local families - At any one time Farleigh Hospice is providing care and support, totally free of charge, to around 1,100 local people affected by life limiting illnesses.
Whether a patient requires relief from pain, help to live positively, expert advice, specialist care in a comforting environment, support for their family, or a whole host of other services ~ Farleigh Hospice is there for them at their time of greatest need.
To fund this care we rely on local people like you fundraising, leaving gifts in their Wills, making donations, supporting our shops and playing the Local Hospice Lottery to help us generate the £7,950 we need to raise each and every day. As the number of people requiring our services continues to grow each year, we depend on your help and support now more than ever.
As well as helping you to make the most out of your fundraising opportunities, this leaflet also aims to help you to have fun whilst you do fundraising whilst complying with certain rules and regulations that registered charities have to abide by.
Please read the following information carefully if you are holding and event or fundraising in aid of Farleigh Hospice:
£ We need to know what you are doing to enable us to offer you the appropriate support ~ please fill in and return the Event Form as soon as possible. On receipt of the form we will then provide the materials you need.
£ All marketing materials (i.e. posters) need to show our registered charity number (284670). We can produce branded posters, tickets, fliers etc, to show that you are organising an event/fundraising in aid of Farleigh Hospice.
£ You will need to keep accounts for your event. A simple ‘money in & money out’ form is sufficient. We will happily provide this for you.
£ Any money collected in a public place must be collected into sealed buckets or tins which we can supply.
£ Give yourself enough time to organise every aspect of the event ~ from promoting it to getting enough helpers on the day.
£ Look at all aspects of the event and think about what could go wrong and how you would deal with it if it did. Doing a simple risk assessment is easier than you might imagine. Simply consider what could go wrong and what you could do to minimise the risk. (visit www.hse.gov.uk for any help with risk assessments and health and safety).
£ Do you need any licences or permits to hold your events? (e.g. an alcohol or entertainment licence?) Please check with your local authority ~ details below.
£ Do you need to inform the police? (visit www.hse.gov.uk for more info)
£ Do you need first aid? Check out this fundraisers’ web site, for this and other useful information: http://www.how2fundraise.org
£ Remember to publicise your event. Use the local newspapers (they are more likely to print something if you approach them), local radio, websites and any other contacts you may have.
£ Make sure that people helping on the day know exactly what is required of them and that you have enough helpers.
£ Keep your plans simple and safe.
£ Please do not organise a lottery or any dangerous event in our name. If in doubt, please call us to check.
£ Do check that you are not clashing with any other events happening in your area. Check out local libraries, web sites, papers etc.
£ Make sure that your prices you charge are fair, so that people feel they are getting value for money. This way they are more likely to come to any future events.
£ Ask other people you know who have done similar things before. Ask them what worked and what didn’t. Remember ~ there is no point in reinventing the wheel!
Please note: Farleigh Hospice is unable to underwrite any costs associated with your event – these would be your sole responsibility.
Useful telephone numbers
Chelmsford Borough Council ~ 01245 606606
Braintree District Council ~ 01376 552525
Maldon District Council ~ 01621 854477
Farleigh Hospice Community Fundraising Team ~ 01245 457346
Please Email email@example.com for more information
“All you need to organise a fundraising event is a good idea and the dedication to see it through! ....Why not ask your friends, family, neighbours and work colleagues if they can help?”