WANT TO HOLD A FUND RAISING EVENT?
First of all, thank you very much for your support. This page is so you can register your event and also lists a few guidelines that will help you make the arrangements for a safe and happy event.
First of all, please do not use the names "Bulldog Picnic" or "Bulldog Day" for your event as these are both well established fund raising days
Where to hold the event
Ensure there is ample parking and preferably near to public toilets. If you plan to use a local cafe or pub it's wise to give them some warning to ensure they have sufficient refreshments in stock for you.
Make sure your event doesn't trespass on private land and if using council land ensure there are no bye laws regarding large gatherings. Ensure you keep dog's on the lead where signposted to do so and pick up properly after your dog, putting the bags in the dog waste bins not normal litter bins.
Ensure there is access to clean water or take your own with you to discourage the dogs from drinking from stagnant water
When to hold the event
Check the list of registered events to make sure yours doesn't clash with anyone or that it is occurring shortly before or after another in your area
Try to avoid the Summer months unless you plan to meet up of an evening when the weather is cooler, ensure you take supplies to deal with any problems or ask Bulldog Rescue if they can supply a local Canine First Aider
How to publicise the event
Facebook is an excellent way of publicising the event as this will also give you a clear idea on numbers, particularly helpful if you plan to use a local cafe or pub, if your event is a sponsored event Just Giving is perfect, just list Bulldog Rescue as your benefiting charity when setting up your Just Giving Page (http://www.justgiving.com/bulldogrescue)
Once registered the event will also appear on our web site
What else do you need to know
You will require public liability insurance, if the event is 100% in aid of Bulldog Rescue you are able to use our insurance policy, you will be emailed a copy once you have registered your event. You can use it again on future events held within the date of the certificate but ONLY if they are also held for Bulldog Rescue and they MUST be registered with us in advance. If you are not donating the full amount to Bulldog Rescue (ie: you are splitting the money with another charity or cause) you will not be able to use our policy and will need obtain insurance independently. This can be arranged via http://www.insuremyevent.co.uk and typically costs about £30. If you decide not to have Public Liability Insurance it will be at your own risk, Bulldog Rescue will not be held liable for any accident or incident that occurs at your event.
If you are planning to hold a collection on public land you need to seek permission from your local authority - you also need to be aware that it is illegal to physically shake the tin at anyone.
You must register the event with Bulldog Rescue, this will also help ensure that events don't clash or are held too close together in the same area, if your event is not registered in advance you will not be able to use our insurance certificate.
Collecting tins must be sealed during the event and must be opened in the presence of at least one other person who needs to validate the amount counted from the tin. The takings can then be banked into the bank account we will give you when your walk registration is confirmed. You cannot collect money for any other charity in our collecting tins and doing so is illegal and doing so is considered fraud under the laws of this country.
Bulldog Rescue support the Yellow Dog Project. With a large gathering of bulldogs it's important that owners are aware of which dogs they can approach. You can purchase ribbons for a £1 donation to the Yellow Dog Project here - these can be sold on if you wish as a fund raiser or given out to people who's dogs need space
Once your event is registered you will be able to order Flyers, Banners and Tins and/or Items to sell on your stall Sale or Return