A charity is warning people to take care over a bogus fundraising scheme.
There have been reports that people or organisations claiming to recycle old clothing in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust have been distributing recycling bags with the trust’s old red, white and blue logo without the charity’s agreement.
The money raised is not being passed on to the trust, which is working with the police to investigate the fake collections.
Iain Mcandrew, director of income generation at the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, said: “We are very grateful to all those who support the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and help raise vital funds for research. Unfortunately charities sometimes fall victim to criminal activity which is extremely damaging to the public’s confidence and could affect their willingness to continue with their generous support.”
The trust is now calling on residents to provide them with any information they have about the disused sacks. If you have any information about the disused charity sack you can let the Cystic Fibrosis Trust know by emailing them at recycling@cystic fibrosis.org.uk or by contacting the local police.