If you plan to hold your own event you need to ensure that you plan properly. May be ask family and friends to help to ensure you identify all tasks and the correct sequence for completion of these. For example, it’s best to provisionally book a venue before you book a DJ!
When booking venues the hirer might insist upon you providing Public Liability Insurance so this is a consideration and additional overhead. Also, the hirer could insist upon you ensuring that a DJ’s equipment has been properly PAT tested (refer to http://www.hse.gov.uk/electricity/faq-portable-appliance-testing.htm). These are responsibilities that organisers must be aware of.
So if you’re planning to organise your own event remember potential up-front costs that will impact on monies raised.
And there a specific rules regarding raffles and the licencing of these.
As you can see organising your own event can be complex, but you should not be daunted as many of our fundraisers have successfully organised such events that have been a great success.
But perhaps before you commit to organising your own event it would be best to talk it through with someone with more experience
Moving on to participation in an organised event this is relatively straightforward in that you merely have to register.
However, do consider your ability to participate in the event and ensure that you will be fit enough and will have completed suitable training. Organisers are very good at offering registered participants with sound advice. And, of course, if you have some concerns talk to the organisers.
A precautionary issue – some events are organised purely for the benefit of a single charity, some do check this to ensure that you will be able to fundraise for our charity.
There may also be a registration fee that the charity will need to cover, so check out the details and seek our agreement prior to registration in such circumstances.