If you would like to organise your own fundraising event for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, then we would like to make this as easy as possible for you. Here is some general information giving you some ideas for fundraising activities and a little bit of guidance on what makes a successful fundraising event.
Whether you want to jump out of a plane for the Foundation, hold a big party for all your friends or put on your own gig to showcase your talent… anything is possible!
To make the whole process easier you can now set up your own Amy Winehouse Foundation fundraising page in minutes by following the link below, which means your friends and family can sponsor you at the click of a button, and you can easily keep track of your progress without all the paperwork.
Before you set up your fundraising page please register your event with us using this online form. Once you have submitted the form we will send you a fundraising pack which will contain either the ‘in aid of’ or ‘supports’ Amy Winehouse Foundation logo to use for your publicity. You can then set up your Just Giving page and start raising funds for the Foundation!
Once your page is set up, Just Giving will tell you the very best ways, old and new, to share your page with more people, with top fundraising hints that have helped fundraisers raise over £700 million on JustGiving.
A few very important things to consider
When you are fundraising for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, you are acting “in aid of” or ‘supporting’ the Amy Winehouse Foundation, rather than “on behalf of” or “representing” the Amy Winehouse Foundation. This means that you are independent of the Amy Winehouse Foundation and what you do does not fall under the Amy Winehouse Foundation’s control. We have special “in aid of” or “supports” logos that we will send you once your event is registered.
Please make sure that any fundraising materials or publicity you use includes the following:
In aid of/Supports the Amy Winehouse Foundation: Registered Charity: 1143740
And please ensure you have permission to use any images or text – although some material is available without copyright instructions, do not assume that all materials are copyright free.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation cannot take responsibility for what you do as a volunteer when you are fundraising “in aid of” the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
It is not acceptable to collect money in the street or do house to house collections in the name of the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
For certain events, such as raffles, lotteries or public entertainment you may need a licence or permission from the local authority. Please make sure you have researched and implemented any necessary licensing requirements before your event takes place to make sure you are covered.
Insurance and Safety
The Amy Winehouse Foundation cannot accept liability for your event, so please make sure that you have appropriate insurance in place for the activity or event you are carrying out. Check whether your chosen venue has insurance in place that will cover what you are planning.
Please think about the safety of yourself and those attending your event and make sure you carry out risk assessments for your fundraising event. You will find useful information on the Health and Safety Executive website: http://www.hse.gov.uk
In particular, where children or young people are involved, this should include an appropriate level of safeguarding preparation and adult supervision, checking children have permission from their parents or guardians, and carrying out appropriate background checks if adults are to have unsupervised access to children.
Please see the NSPCC guidance for those organsing events where children may be present. http://www.nspcc.org.uk/get-involved/fundraise-for-us/getting-started/safeguarding-young-people-and-children/safeguarding_wda72686.html
You do not need a licence to sell food, but you should ensure that food is prepared in a hygienic manner and place and complies with the Food Safety Act: http://www.food.gov.uk
Ensure more than one person counts any funds which are raised.
All funds collected should be sent to the Foundation within four weeks of collection, either by cheque payable to Amy Winehouse Foundation, Paypal or via your Just Giving fundraising page.