Charities must adhere to lots of different charity laws, guidelines, Institute of Fundraising codes of practice and recommendations regarding all fundraising. We are happy to discuss your idea or activity with you in detail should you need advice, but as a general guide you will need to consider:
These are the kinds of licences you may need to consider when organising your event or activity:
As the organiser YOU are responsible in ensuring your event or activity is organised efficiently and safely. St Benedict’s Hospice cannot accept responsibility for your activity, nor for anyone who participates in it.
Please take careful consideration regarding insurance cover, as St Benedict’s Hospice Public Liability insurance does not cover your activity. You will need to carry out a Risk Assessment to ensure you have plans in place for the safety of your participants. You can find out further information from the Health & Safety Executive or speak to us for further advice. Participants must be fully briefed including risks, location of fire exits, fitness levels, special equipment or clothing requirements and standards of behaviour.
Consider any first aid requirements; the Red Cross or St Johns Ambulance may be happy to advise on required cover.
We will be happy to help or advise regarding the design and production of posters, fliers, tickets etc.
You must NOT produce your own sponsor forms, you must use the official Hospice one which we will provide on receipt of your fundraising activity form.
You can only use St Benedict’s Hospice logo with our express permission. Please contact us for more details.
If you’re producing your own posters etc. you MUST include ‘In Aid of St Benedict’s Hospice’ and the Registered Charity Number 1019410. You must also state clearly whether All Proceeds (every penny the event makes) or All Profits (after costs) will come to the Hospice. We must see and agree the content of anything that carries our name or logo, before you go to print. Simply email the document for approval-see contact us for details.
Raffles are carefully regulated. The only type you can operate without a licence is one for which tickets are only sold at the venue on the day and the draw must take place on that same day. You CANNOT pre-sell tickets without a licence and specially printed Draw Tickets.
Some venues are not licensed for, or do not permit, raffles e.g. some Churches/Church Halls so please check with the venue.
If children are present at your fundraising activity you must ensure adequate supervision is in place. This includes:
If you are holding an event in a public place you must inform the Local Council Events Team at least 3 months in advance for permission.
We offer a range of services which provide support for patients 24 hours a day.
We offer a range of education and training opportunities to NHS and non-NHS staff.
Find out how we fundraise and how you can help.
St Benedict’s Hospice has provided specialist palliative care to the people of Sunderland and surrounding districts since 1984.
St. Benedict’s Hospice and Centre for Specialist Palliative Care
St. Benedict’s Way
Sunderland, SR2 0NY
Tel: (0191) 5128400
Registered Charity No 1019410