Can I organise my own bucket collection? In order to hold a bucket collection in a public area, you will need to apply for a licence from the local council where you are planning to collect. There can be a cost to this, and it often requires some time to set up/organise. It is much simpler to hold a collection in a supermarket, or shop where you just need to get the agreement of the Store Manager. You will also need a ‘Letter of Authenticity’ from Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity as well as our secure fundraising buckets. Please contact us to organise these and please try to give us at least two weeks’ notice.