skip to main content
COVID-19 Update from Father Hudsons Care

Keep it safe, keep it legal

When you’re organising an event, it is important to consider any safety aspects so you can concentrate on raising money to transform people’s lives who are in need in our area. Here are some tips to help you. 


There are rules around raffles that should be followed, and sometimes you’ll need a licence from your local council. If you have any questions, the fundraising team will be happy to help. Email us on

Gift Aid

We can claim Gift Aid on most donations, so please ask everyone donating to tick the gift aid box on your sponsorship form. Please make sure they give their house number and postcode, as we need their full address to claim.  Your sponsor has to be a UK tax payer. With this information, we can claim and it’ll mean we’ll receive an extra 25p on every pound raised at no extra cost to the person donating.  


Our charity registration no. 512922 (England & Wales) must be on all printed items that you use. If you’d like to use our logo, please get in touch for permission:


Remember that you’re responsible for any fundraising activity that you hold and we can’t accept liability for any activity or event you organise or take part in. If you’re planning an event that involves the general public you’ll need to budget for public liability insurance, which you can get from any insurer. If you’re holding an event at a venue that has liability insurance (such as a pub or village hall), be sure to check that it covers your activity.

Food hygiene

If you’re selling food at your event, remember to store it correctly and keep children and animals out of the preparation areas. Always provide appropriate clothing and don’t forget to label all food that contains nuts or other allergens. Make sure you follow the food hygiene rules and advice for fundraising events at


If you want to collect money on the street, sell alcohol at your event or provide public entertainment, you might need a licence from your local council. Contact the fundraising team ( or your local council to find out.

Fundraising resources:

Plan your event

Download our handy fundraising checklist
Get inspired by our fundraising ideas
Read what other inspiring fundraisers have done
Download resources to help your event go well

Publicise your event

Let people know what you're doing: tell your story
Find out how to get the best out of social media
Download social media resources
Use our customisable posters to advertise your event


Read our tips for fundraising online
Download our customisable sponsorship form
Download a matched giving form for your employer
Find out how to pay in your sponsorship

Donate and make a difference

Donate today and help us to provide more support to people in the community

Donate now

Community projects

Community projects

Father Hudsonís Care works with community groups to develop projects and services that meet local needs.

Find out more >

Job vacancies

Thinking of joining us? Browse through a list of our latest available vacancies.

View vacancies

Latest news stories

Discover whatís been happening at Father Hudsonís Care.

View latest stories

School support

Learn how we work with schools to provide support to children and families.

Find out more

Get involved

See how you can get involved and support the organisation.

Read more