Safety at sponsored events
Making sure the event is safe for all participants and helpers is essential.
You should consider the following points when planning your activities:
- Ensure that you complete a risk assessment that considers all hazards, all areas of safety and any specific medical conditions.
- If you are recruiting marshalls to help at your event, ensure there is a good means of communication between them.
- At running and walking events try to minimize the need for participants to cross roads.
- Ensure that all children have their parents' or guardians' permission to take part in events.
- Ensure that you have sufficient first aid facilities at the event.
- Ideally any sponsorship money should be collected before or after the event, or donated safely online via personal fundraising pages on the FirstGiving website. However, if money is being collected at the event make sure you have a secure cash box to keep the money in and ensure at least two people are responsible for locking the money up and banking it.
- Ensure that all participants are covered by adequate insurance.
- Ensure that the children only seek sponsorship from friends and family and understand that collecting from door to door is not safe.
WaterAid America cannot take responsibility for any injury, losses or damage caused or sustained as a result of fundraising events in aid of WaterAid America. It is the responsibility of the event organizer to comply with legal and safety regulations.
Careful preparation can make sure participants at your event stay as safe as possible.
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