NICFC - Cancer Fund for Children

Fundraising Toolkit

Keep it Legal

It is important to remember to keep your activity within the letter of the law. As event organiser, it is your responsibility to make sure your event follows relevant health and safety regulations. Here are some things to consider:

First Aid

First Aid may be a requirement at certain events; if you are unsure check with one of our Fundraisers or your local council.


Does your event require caterers? If it does, ensure they have Food Hygiene and Environmental Health certificates. If you are preparing food yourself, involve someone who has their Basic Food Hygiene Certificate. Contact your local council for food hygiene regulations at events or visit .


If you are planning to serve alcohol you will have to check if the venue is licensed or contact your local council to find out more about getting a temporary licence.


It is against the law to hold collections such as public street collections without a licence. When organising this type of activity, only use Cancer Fund for Children collection boxes.


If you’re holding an event in a public area you need to inform the local council and police. Check with your local authority to see whether you need any special licences e.g. alcohol.


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Public Liability Insurance

As Cancer Fund for Children are not involved in the planning of your event, the charity cannot be held accountable for any liabilities arising from it.  It is important you make sure that adequate Insurance is in place to cover legal liabilities, including injury to participants or damage to property”

“You may wish to speak to Cancer Fund for Children’s Insurance Broker for further advice – contact number 02890 241651, or or


Include the charity’s logo and registration number on all promotional materials. We can provide letters to authenticate your fundraising approaches. Email or call 028 9080 5599 for further details.