Can I do a Street Collection for Weldmar Hospicecare?
Yes, you can do street collections for Weldmar. However, there are strict guidelines set in place by The Fundraising Regulator which must be followed. In most cases, if you are collecting on public land you will need a licence or permission from the relevant local authority. On private land you will need permission from the person responsible for the site.
Information directly from The Fundraising Regulator:
While fundraising, you must not:
- act in any way that might reasonably cause members of the public to be or become startled or anxious;
- act dishonestly or manipulatively, or deliberately try to make a potential donor feel guilty; or
- act in any other way that a reasonable person might consider would damage the charitable institution’s reputation.
You must avoid causing an obstruction, congestion and nuisance to the public. You must not deliberately block the path of members of the public.
You must treat the locations you are working at or visiting with respect.
You must not suggest to any member of the public that the conversation you are attempting to start is not about money or that you are ‘not fundraising’.
Unless this is authorised under an agreement with a private site, you must not approach members of the public who are:
- seated, unless the seating is part of a charitable institution’s promotional stand; or
- in queues, unless the queue is directly related to the fundraising activity.
You must not knowingly approach people who are carrying out official duties, such as uniformed officials while they are on duty or people who are clearly working.
You must not obstruct, interfere with or disrespect members of staff from local businesses.
For more information on the laws and regulations around Street Collection, please visit The Fundraising Regulator Website< GO BACK