EQUIPMENT AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR AN OUTREACH STALL
Leaflets. We can provide you with AAF leaflets. Email us firstname.lastname@example.org or message us through Facebook. We can also send you some leaflets from League Against Cruel Sports.
AAF stickers to give to the public. We can send you some stickers.
AAF hi viz jackets, t shirts or hoodies. These help to identify you in the street. If you’re starting a group, we can sell these to you at cost price. Hi Viz are only £6. Please contact us for details.
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AAF banner. If you can, download, print and laminate our banner in A3. You can find it here: Salisbury, Cornwall and Dorset have bought larger banners – see pictures.
Collecting bucket. People sometimes like to make donations – though fund-raising isn’t the purpose of our outreach stalls. You need a local licence to do a street collection, but if someone does want to give us money, it’s handy to have an orange collecting tin to put it in.
Wristbands. Our AAF wristbands are very popular, but we don’t want to give them away to the public. If someone wants one, ask for a £1 donation. Again, contact us and we can send you some.
A table. Salisbury group and Cornwall group have large tables; Dorset has a small one. What you need depends on where you can set up.
We cannot sell things in the street because we don’t have permission. However, we can accept (but not ask for) donations.
Positioning of stalls
We need to choose a good spot to set up the stall. However, there are some places in a town that require permission. It is almost impossible to establish where they are – so the best thing to do is set up the stall and if you are asked to move (provided that you are being asked by the correct authority) then do so.
You are allowed on most public land, providing you aren’t selling anything.
We must not block the pavement or put anyone in danger of injury.
Dress code is smart/casual. No face coverings.
Approaching the public
ALWAYS BE POLITE. ALWAYS.
As people walk by, offer them a leaflet. If they want to talk, give them your full attention and listen with interest to what they are saying.
We must be knowledgeable. Research facts about hunting and have the answers at your fingertips. Do not judge people – just offer the facts, clearly and with conviction. See https://www.actionagainstfoxhunting.org/educational-resources/
Offer a sticker to interested members of the public.
Sometimes, hunt supporters shout something out as they go past. Ignore them. Remember, they are in the minority
Thank everyone who donates.
The collecting bucket needs to stay on the table, with someone watching it for the entire time. Don’t shake it at anyone or ask for donations.
Two people must be present when the bucket is emptied. Count the donations and write down the amount on the “DONATION FORM” – two people must sign it.
For a new group, any expenses for set up must be discussed with AAF first.
To claim expenses, please complete the EXPENSES FORM and submit receipts.