Deborah Meaden | Dragon's Den Supports The £50 Challenge

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We do ask that you adhere to the terms in the £50 Challenge Agreement. Here are a few helpful hints to get you get started. Raise as much as you can and above all, enjoy the challenge!

Some do's and don'ts 

  • Do ensure that all written communications with the public (including letters, emails, posters, etc.) include the words ‘in aid of Children’s Hospice South West (Registered Charity Number 1003314)’.
  • Do try and come up with something innovative!
  • Do your research – risk assessment, legal requirements, licences, insurance etc.
  • Do ensure that you have the necessary licence or consent from the relevant local authority before you undertake street collections or collections in public areas. You do not require a permit to collect in private areas e.g. your workplace but you should get the permission of your employer.
  • Do get in touch with your local Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser for help and advice.
  • Do be enthusiastic – your enthusiasm will be infectious. Don’t get too despondent – not everyone you ask will help or get involved.
  • Don’t forget to ask for ‘gifts in kind’ that you can sell on - it’s not all about cold hard cash! Don’t forget to use the profit/loss sheet.
  • Don’t forget to check the legal requirements if you’re holding a raffle.
  • Don’t be afraid to tell anyone and everyone about what you are doing, you never know when someone may be able to help by donating funds or coming up with a good idea.

Ethical guidelines

All fundraising activities undertaken must be done ethically.

Please ensure that any donations received do not come from any of the following sources:

  • Crime or fraudulent activity.
  • Armaments (however you can accept funds from this sector, eg. the Armed Forces (MOD)).
  • Tobacco and alcohol (it is however acceptable to receive donations of alcoholic drinks for events).
  • Pornography
  • Child labour
  • Gambling including scratch cards (raffles are permitted in compliance with guidelines set out in your information pack).If you are unsure whether a donation or activity may be deemed as unethical please get in touch with your local Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser in the first instance.