It is always a good idea to consider the health, safety and legal side of any event. Here are some guidelines to follow when planning your event:
Carry out a full risk assessment of your event. You can find out more and download a template from the Health and Safety Executive website.
If your event involves the public you will need to have public liability insurance. Check with the venue first as they may already have insurance that covers your event.
For information on food hygiene regulations please check the Food Standards Agency website.
Ensure that your event is properly and adequately supervised.
General Data Protection Regulation
If you are holding an event which involves processing personal data (I.e. names, addresses, contact details, etc.) you are responsible for holding this data securely and managing it correctly. For information on data protection please check the Information Commissioners Website.
We do not encourage public collections, however if you are considering carrying out any public collection you must obtain a licence from your local authority in adavance.
Lotteries and Raffles
Regulations regarding lotteries can be complicated so if you plan to hold a lottery of any kind please contact your local authority for guidance.
Here are some general rules to follow for small raffles (for example if held as part of an event or party):
- Ticket sales and the announcement of results must be held during the event
- All tickets should be sold at the same price and no discounts for bulk buys (three for two)
- Tickets should not be sold to anyone under the age of 16
Protect yourself, always have two people present to count any money raised.
Please note the above is guidance only.
CLAN Cancer Support cannot accept any responsibility for your event, nor for anyone who participates in it.
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