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Collection tins can be a great tool for fundraising if you are holding a public fundraising day, hosting a street collection, or having a static collection in a public place like a bar or shop. If you are fundraising at home or with friends, we suggest using our cardboard collection boxes or collection buckets.
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Please use the form below to request your fundraising resources and begin making a difference across East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.
There are laws about charity collections with which you must conform.
First and foremost, you must obtain a street collection permit HERE
. You may find it more difficult to be granted a permit for areas that are particularly popular for street collectors, so you should allow plenty of time for your application to be accepted before your event.
You must remain stationary, which means you can’t directly approach people. You must not position yourself somewhere which obstructs or endangers the public.
All buckets and tins must be sealed (with cable ties or stickers) and clearly labelled with the name of the charity. Contrary to popular belief, shaking or rattling your bucket/tin is perfectly legal, if perhaps a little annoying
If the collection tin is for use in a private property, permission should be granted by the property owner.
If the collection tin is for use in a public place, the local authority must be contacted.
Full details of all collections must be provided to ELHT&Me including the location of your collection and the exact period you will be collecting.
All collectors must be aged 16 or over.
Any donations collected must be donated to ELHT&Me, registered charity number: 1050478
All donations collected must be submitted in full to ELHT&Me and deductions made for expenses or fees can be made.
All collection tins and monies must be submitted to ELHT&Me within one month of an event or collection.
If the collection is static and ongoing (e.g. a collection tin on a shop counter or bar) the tin must be emptied after three months and all donations submitted to ELHT&Me. If you wish to continue your collection after three months, please contact ELHT&Me, who will supply you with further security labels.
If you would like to order any extra materials, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01254 732140.