Staying Safe and Legal

Staying safe and legal

Please bear in mind any potential risks or complications when organising or taking part in an event.

Please ensure that you have adequate health and safety measures in place. Always follow the safety advice of any third party suppliers or equipment manufacturers involved.

If an event involves food please make sure that rigorous food hygiene practices are followed.

If you are devising your own route for a sports event or planning to hold an outdoor event, check that you are not trespassing on private property or obtain permission of the owner before going ahead. Contact your Council if you’re planning an event or want to run a collection for SCF, to see what the requirements are in your local area.

For sporting events and challenges make sure you are in sufficient health to take part in an event and that others taking part are aware of how physically challenging an event or activity will be. If you have any concerns about your fitness to participate in an event please seek medical advice.


Scoliosis Campaign Fund and Scoliosis Association (UK) cannot accept

liability for any loss, damage or injury suffered by you or anyone else as a result of taking part in a fundraising event. Please ensure you have adequate cover and ensure third party suppliers have likewise. Loads of advice can be found at


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