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Fundraising Guidelines

FMA UK's Fundraising Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in raising funds for Fibromyalgia Action UK a registered charity in England, Wales, and Scotland (1042582) ("FMA UK"). These rules apply to all voluntary fundraising activity and by signing up to fundraise for FMA UK you agree to comply with them.

If you are under 18, you confirm that you have shown these terms and conditions to your parent/guardian, and they have agreed to accept responsibility for complying with these terms and conditions and will give us written permission for you to participate. (including signature)


  1. You agree to organise fundraising activities as an independent supporter of FMA UK. You should therefore refer to raising money “in aid of” FMA UK, rather than on FMA UK’S behalf or as part of FMA UK.
  2. You agree that you shall comply with any instructions or guidance provided by FMA UK relating to your fundraising activity, but it is your responsibility to organise all aspects of any fundraising activity undertaken by you.
  3. You will be responsible for any costs, taxes or expenses incurred or arising in connection with your fundraising activity.
  4. Unless FMA UK has provided you with branded materials as a result of your registration, you may only use the FMA UK name and logo for your fundraising activities with our written permission, and in accordance with the FMA UK Brand guidelines. To apply for permission, you will need to let us know how you propose to use the FMA UK name and/or logo on your own materials by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and provide us with examples and/or samples of such use if we request it.

Sponsorship Money and Donations

  1. You agree to pay all of the proceeds raised by your fundraising event to FMA UK as soon as possible after the event (and subject to any agreed timescale), and in accordance with FMA UK’s instructions. You may not deduct any costs unless otherwise agreed with FMA UK.
  2. You shall encourage donors and/or sponsors to make gift aid declarations where eligible, which may enable us to recover basic rate tax on such donations. Further information about the Gift Aid scheme can be found on our website https://www.fmauk.org/giftaid

Use of Personal Data and Consent

  1. By providing your information when you sign up to fundraise for FMA UK, FMA UK can use the details to discuss your fundraising activity and follow up on your progress.
  2. Your personal information may also be used for the purposes of sending communications to you where you have confirmed that you would like to receive further information about the charity’s work when signing up to fundraise for FMA UK.
  3. All personal data held by us will be handled in accordance with applicable privacy laws and Fibromyalgia Action UK privacy statement which can be found at www.fmauk.org/privacy.


  1. If you provide photographs or videos taken during your fundraising activity to FMA UK, you agree that these may be used by FMA UK for commercial and/or fundraising purposes. By sending these to us, you are also confirming that anyone featuring prominently in the photograph or video is aged 16 or over, and that they have consented to their image being used in this way.


  1. You accept that any risks arising out of your fundraising activity are your responsibility, including liability for any injury or loss which may occur to you, your helpers, or guests. You will therefore take all reasonable precautions to protect the health and safety of all those participating in, involved with, or attending your activity.
  2. You will comply with any applicable laws and regulations relating to your fundraising activity, including obtaining any necessary licenses, consents, or permissions e.g., if you are holding a raffle or lottery, or are proposing to sell alcohol.
  3. You acknowledge and accept that FMA UK’s insurance policy will not cover your fundraising activities. It is your responsibility to ensure you are adequately insured for any activities especially any high-risk activities such as but not limited to Skydiving, Bungee Jumping and wind walking.
  4. You will not do anything that threatens FMA UK’s reputation or name. If you do, FMA UK has the right to ask you to stop your fundraising activity immediately.

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