Putting on an Event
Things to consider
It is your responsibility to make sure your event is organised efficiently and safely. So please read through the following list to help remind you of the things you need to consider.
Make sure your event is properly supervised and that everyone is fully briefed on risks, fitness requirements, special equipment, clothing and expected behaviour.
- Get sponsored by and collect donations from people you know; and
- Make sure that children are supervised and don’t let them collect money from strangers
- Don’t carry out your own house-to-house collections – it is illegal without a special licence
- Don’t collect money in the street or any other public place without a licence from your local authority
- First aid
- Make sure adequate cover is available for larger events
- Recommended providers include St John’s Ambulance, the British Red Cross and the National Association of Private Ambulance Services
- Check with your local authority whether you need to obtain any special licences, eg public entertainment, collection or alcohol licences
- Raffles and lotteries
- Contact your local authority or the Gaming Board of Great Britain to check the rules
- To check current food hygiene rules visit the Food Standards Agency website or alternatively contact your local council
- Check if the venue is licensed or contact your local council to find out more about getting a temporary licence
- And finally
- Remember, whilst we appreciate your support, the Council for British Archaeology cannot accept liability for any fundraising activity or event you undertake in our aid. If you need insurance you will need to take it out yourself.
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