Fundraising support centre

0300 1000 200

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How should I go about finding a route to walk?

Using a route you know well will help make organising your event easier. However, don’t let this put you off doing a route you’ve always wanted to try. Whichever route you decide to use, make sure you’ve walked it prior to your event – this way you can make sure everyone sticks to the right path. If you’re looking for some ideas why not check out our suggested routes (link). Alternatively, visit TrailZilla to look for or plan routes in your local area.
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Do I need to check with my local council?

Yes. If you're organising a large event you may need to check with your local council about whether there are any special permissions required. Does the walk cross any local farms or private land? If so let them know about your event as this will ensure that they know in advance and will help avoid problems.
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Do I need to get insurance?

When organising a fundraising event, you are responsible for making sure it poses no risk to others, therefore, you will need to carry out the appropriate risk assessments and consider whether or not you need insurance.

By organising your own fundraising event in aid of Macmillan, you are responsible for taking adequate steps to make sure that the event poses no risk to others, therefore, you will need to carry out the appropriate risk assessments and consider whether or not you need insurance. Check that any buildings or equipment that you hire are covered. Insurance is often included in the hire fee but not always.

You may need to consider arranging public liability cover for some events, which will protect you against claims made by third parties for injury or property damage as a result of negligence.  In most cases, for public and/or hazardous events, you may need public liability cover in place. For private events this may not be necessary. Please seek advice if you are unsure. 

For more information you can contact the Fundraising Support Centre on 0300 1000 200 or by email on fundraising@macmillan.org.uk

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How far in the future should I pick a date for my walk?

It's entirely up to you. But just make sure to leave enough time for fundraising and training.
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What's the country code? And do I need to abide by it?

Yes, you should know the country code. Make sure you walk responsibly, abiding by the code and making others in your party aware of these too.
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What gear do I need to take?

On the date make sure you have the correct supplies, for example: 

- Water 

- Snacks 

- Map 

- Compass 

- Mobile 

- Suitable footwear 

- Waterproofs

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I'm planning a larger event and need some advice.

Planning a large walking event can seem a bit daunting but we’ve teamed up with Walk 4 Life to help make planning your own event easy with lots of useful online resources. Simply visit the Walk 4 Life website for more information.

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If I am hosting my own walk do I have to pay a registration fee?

No. If you are hosting your own walk you do not have to pay a registration fee.
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If I'm holding my own walking event do I need to register?

Yes, please register your event by filling out the registration form so that we can send you your fundraising pack and Macmillan t-shirt.
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If I am hosting my own walk do I have to do it at any specific time?

No, you can host your walking event when there is a time that suits you.
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When will I receive my fundraising pack?

You should receive your pack within seven to ten days of registering. If you do not receive your pack and you believe it has been lost then please contact us by email walks@macmillan.org.uk or by phone 0844 375 1451 so that I replacement can be sent out to you.
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What do I do if I have run out of room on my sponsorship form?

That's great news. You can download another one straight away and carry on with your fundraising.
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I'm organising my own walk and would like to advertise it with posters in my office. Can you send me what I need?

You can create your own event materials using our online facility be.Macmillan. Once you register on the website you can create any materials you need for your event.
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What can I do to make sure my walk is safe?

When organising a fundraising event, you are responsible for making sure it poses no risk to others, therefore, you will need to carry out the appropriate risk assessments and consider whether or not you need insurance. In most cases, for public and/or hazardous events, you may need public liability cover in place. For private events this may not be necessary. Please seek advice if you are unsure. For more information you can contact the Fundraising Support Centre on 0300 1000 200 or by email at fundraising@macmillan.org.uk.
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I'm stuck for ideas for my walk. Have you got any good suggestion?

Of course. Visit our suggested routes section. These are just a few of the favourite routes across the UK selected by Macmillan staff, but many more can be found on the National Trail website (England and Wales) or on Walking Scotland.

We’ve also teamed up with a fantastic website Trailzilla, where you’ll be able to map out any route.

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