Re-Blog – “Charities: Don’t Mention the Olympics in 2012”

Many charities might well be planning an Olympic-themed fundraising event next year.  Well beware!   Howard Lake has written a fantastically useful blog post in HuffPost UK warning that almost every word you might possibly want to use (even “gold”, “Games”, and most ridiculously of all “2012” have been listed in LOCOG’s guidance of words which cannot be used without infringing The London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006.  Who even knew THAT existed?

Read his post at   and avoid injunctions, damages, and criminal proceedings.

I’m in the middle of developing a new training course on “Advanced Bid-Writing Skills” and some thoughts from that will appear in this blog shortly.

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3 Comments on “Re-Blog – “Charities: Don’t Mention the Olympics in 2012””

  1. Jane Gould Says:

    Whatever happened to Freedom of Speech? Or have I been asleep for 2012 years ?
    (oops – did I get away with that one?)

  2. Hi Tamara – as a potential customer for your Advanced Bid Writing Skills course here’s some of the things I’d be looking for:
    How to keep your bid congruent
    Maintaining focus
    What timescales produce the best bids
    Strategies for staying within the guidance provided by funders
    Writing to a word count

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