FAQ’S

Setting up a Virgin Money Giving Page

Information on setting up a Virgin Money Giving fundraising page for something you are doing be found here

Who is Hartlepool Round Table?

Bradley Lowery’s Fight cannot be a registered charity but a local lad’s group called Hartlepool Round Table are a registered charity and are supporting the fundraising. Any donations to Bradley Lowery’s Fight can be made to Hartlepool Round Table directly through their Virgin Money Giving page

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BradleysFight

Do we need a lottery licence to run a raffle at our fair?

In most cases a raffle will held at the same time as the event. If it is please note the following.

If running a raffle where tickets are NOT sold before the event, this falls under the terms of an ‘incidental non-commercial lottery’. As such, you will not require a licence or any specific permissions or a charity number. However, you must adhere to the following rules:

All tickets must be sold at the location during the event and the result made public while the event takes place.

The promoters of the lottery cannot deduct more than £100 from the proceeds in expenses incurred, such as for the cost of printing tickets, hire of equipment, etc.

No more than £500 can be spent on prizes (but other prizes may be donated) and the raffle cannot involve a roll-over of prizes.

If selling tickets prior to the event, this falls under the terms of a ‘small society lottery’ and a licence is required – see below.

 

How to donate by text

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Do you have any collection tins we can use to collect money, any bands we can sell?

Yes we do but, what we lack are the resources to send out the items, re fill them, collect the cash and then bank the cash. We are working on getting a group of volunteers together who will help and have sole responsibility for this area.

I would like you to promote my public event so I can raise money. What information do you need?

To create the event on our Facebook page we need the following from you.

  • Time of the event
  • Date/s of the event (start and finish)
  • Cost/Charges (to the public)
  • Where to purchase tickets
  • Web address to,purchase tickets if there is one
  • Full details of then event to entice people to it.
  • Location (postcode) and full name of the location.

Can I help at all with anything?

If you can help with organising the distribution and collection of saleable items and cash around the town or can make telephone calls to chase payment or sponsorship etc. please contact us on [email protected]

What do I do with the money I have raised?

The donation can be made via Virgin Money Giving.

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BradleysFight 

If the donation adheres to Virgin Money Giving criteria we can collect Gift Aid. When you make the donation Virgin Money Giving ask a series of questions which will guide you.

What fund raising ideas do you have?

Yes you can run any event you wish to raise money and awareness for Bradley Lowery’s Fight and you don’t need special permission as Bradley Lowery’s Fight is just a beneficiary of your event. Please do review our event legal stuff and advice when running any events. Remember, because you are running your own event you are responsible for all cash handling, health and safety etc… we have tried to provide information to help you here but you may need to search elsewhere if it is a unique event.

Do you have any collection tins we can use to collect money, any bands we can sell?

We encourage fund-raisers to create their own ‘collection tins’ which could be a bucket decorated with Bradley’s photographs.

How can I make a donation?

You can now donate by Text or Donations to Bradley’s Fight can be made here http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BradleysFight Thank you for your support.

Do you have a charity number?

Bradley’s Fight cannot be registered as a charity however, if you need a charity number to run your event or make a donation, Hartlepool Round Table are a registered charity and have offered to help us. This means that you would be paying Hartlepool Round Table direct. This is ok. They have set up a bank account which has dual signatures for which any money can be transferred into Bradley’s Trust Account. Any cheques need to be made payable to Hartlepool Round Table and sent to Mark Rycraft, Centre Manager, Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, Hartlepool, TS24 7RZ

Unfortunately, the charity number cannot be used for booking events as this affects the Public Liability Insurance premium and consequence liability for Hartlepool Round Table. It is for donations and match funding reasons only.

Under normal circumstances you won’t need a charity number to run your event but some larger companies require one. If that’s the case please contact Mark on [email protected]

Why are you raising money?

We need to raise over £500,000 to fund future treatment not provided in the UK if Bradley relapses. If Bradley does not need the funds for any reason they will be give to a child who does.

Can you help me promote my event?

Yes of course. We will create a Facebook event for you on our Facebook page. we need the following information from you.

  • Name of event
  • Date/s of event (start and finish)
  • time/s of the event (start and finish)
  • Address of the location of your event (postcode needs to be included)
  • Details of the event (be as descriptive as you can and include artists etc)
  • How much it is (ticket costs etc)
  • Dress code (if there is one)
  • How people can buy tickets (web sites, contact names, emails and numbers)
  • Any pictures or posters associated with the event so it can be included as this promotes and event more effectively.

What do you have on your site to help me promote my event?

Forms, poster templates and ideas to raise money are available on our web site.

Can I help at all with anything?

If you can help with organising the distribution and collection of saleable items and cash around the town or can make telephone calls to chase payment or sponsorship etc please contact us on [email protected]

Can I use photos from the web site or Facebook to promote an event I am organising?

Yes of course. If you are not sure email us on [email protected]

Can I organise an event and do I need special permission?

Yes you can run any event you wish to raise money and awareness for Bradley Lowery’s Fight and you don’t need special permission as Bradley Lowery’s Fight is a beneficiary of your event. Please do review our event legal stuff and advice when running any events. Remember, because you are running your own event you are responsible for all cash handling, health and safety etc… we have tried to provide information to help you here but you mayneed to search elsewhere if it is a unique event. Also try this web site for advice on Health and Safetyhttp://www.hse.gov.uk/risk/fivesteps.htm

I would like you to promote my public event so I can raise money. What information do you need?

To create the event on our Facebook page we need the following from you.

  • Time of the event
  • Date/s of the event (start and finish)
  • Cost/Charges (to the public)
  • Where to purchase tickets
  • Web address to,purchase tickets if there is one
  • Full details of then event to entice people to it.
  • Location (postcode) and full name of the location

Can you help me organise my event?

We are sorry but we are a small team of volunteers and we don’t have the resources to assist or help people with their fundraising initiatives. We suggest contacting friends to help you explore and plan your fundraising event. Good luck and Thank you for supporting Bradley’s Fight.

Do you have a sponsor form and posters I can use?

Documents and forms are available here

What do I need to do to organise an event?

We suggest that you take a look at our information page,

However, consider how much you would like to raise as a target, how you would like to do it, consider people’s safety, especially if you are asking fir children to come along, whether you will charge or wish people to get sponsored, how you will collect the money. Consider how you want to promote the event – (Facebook Events Page (let us know by email (see below)) newspaper and word of mouth) Get your friends and family on board.

Consider telling people:

  • Name of event
  • Date/s of event (start and finish)
  • time/s of the event (start and finish)
  • Address of the location of your event (postcode needs to be included)
  • Details of the event (be as descriptive as you can and include artists etc.)
  • How much it is (ticket costs etc.)
  • Dress code (if there is one)
  • How people can buy tickets (web sites, contact names, emails and numbers)
  • Any pictures or posters associated with the event so it can be included as this promotes and event more effectively.