Health & Safety Guidelines

MAKE SURE IT’S LEGAL
Remember to check the legal requirements with your local authority or venue provider before holding anevent. If your event is in a public place, you will need permission from the council or landowner. You need permission from your local authority before doing door-to-door or street collections. You will also need to check if you need permission to hold a raffle. The health and the safety of all our supporters is a priority. During the current challenges we want you to be safe whilst planning your fundraising event. Please make sure that you refer to latest government guidance on Covid-19 for EnglandScotlandWales and Northern Ireland to help you in planning for your safe and successful fundraising activities.

FOOD AND DRINK
Always ensure any food you’re providing has been stored at an appropriate temperature, hygienically prepared and thoroughly cooked. Check food.gov.uk if you are unsure. If you want to sell alcohol at your party, you’ll need a licence. If the venue already has a licence, then you’ll be covered, but do check.

SAFETY FIRST
Walking With The Wounded cannot accept liability for third-party events, losses, damage or injury as a result of fundraising for us. Please ensure your venue has been checked for health and safety hazards:
  • Have a backup plan in case of bad weather or a problem with the venue.
  • Make sure there is adequate access for people with disabilities.
  • Confirm that first aid supplies, fire-fighting equipment and emergency evacuation procedures are in place
  • Cleary mark fire exits and ensure that everyone knows where the assembly points are.
  • Check what public liability insurance the venue has and that it covers owners’ liability risks.

VOLUNTEERS
If you have helpers volunteering at your event, make sure they are all fully briefed on the event, health and safety and have a list of key contact phone numbers in case of an incident. Make sure you have enough volunteers to help you in case of an emergency.
IF YOU ARE UNDER 18
If you’re aged under 18, you must have your parent or guardian's permission to fundraise. 

DATA PROTECTION
Only collect the information you need. Keep it safe, do not share it and only keep it for as long as you need. You can find information about how we protect and use personal data in our privacy policy which is on our website.