An image of the new and only now legal recyling bag. This is to give everyone a look at the ONLY bag that is legally being distributed, any bags not like this are ILLEGAL.
Steve Coupe on the right of the picture from Cancer Relief UK presents a cheque for £10,000 to Brandon Bell to help fund his Proton Therapy treatment at the University of Florida, August 2010 Sara his mum managed to raise a total sum of £200,000 pounds.
Cancer relief,s donation was some of the last monies needed for the trip.
Cancer Relief UK appear on TV’s Look North, please read the full article to view the recording
CHARITIES are losing out on £50million a year to east European conmen muscling in on donations from kind-hearted Brits.
Organised crime gangs from ex-Soviet Bloc countries are flooding the nation’s doorsteps with fake charity bags claiming that donated clothes will go to good causes.
But instead the hand-me-downs are being sold to fund smuggling operations by drugs gangs, a Daily Star Sunday investigation has found.
A haul of 100,000 fake bags – accurate duplicates of those used by Cancer Relief UK – were seized in a van coming off a ferry at Dover. They had been printed and packed into cardboard boxes in Hungary.
Mark Rolfe, of Kent trading standards, said: “These are what we now call genuine fakes.
“They are exact copies of the genuine bag labelling that this charity formerly used.
“They were obviously destined to be distributed to people’s homes and the public would have no reason to think that the clothing they donated would be going to help this charity. This sort of crime is very hard to detect, especially when a genuine charity’s labelling is used including its registered charity number.
“Criminals have been stealing genuine bags off doorsteps and printing names of charities that sounded genuine but weren’t. Now they are using the names of real charities.”
Cancer Relief UK director Steve Coupe said: “This is terrible. We are a relatively small charity giving financial aid to cancer sufferers who are really in need. Every penny we can raise is desperately needed.
“It is disgusting to think these people were planning to use our name just to make money for themselves.”
Charities depend on the £100 per ton they can make from collecting unsorted clothes. But those clothes, once sorted, can make up to ten times that in eastern Europe.
Alistair McLean, of the Fundraising Standards Board, said: “Charity bag crime is totally unacceptable. We need the public’s help to stamp this out.
“Before filling up a bag, check with the charity named that they are collecting in that are
Source: Daily Star –
Judith Potts was an actress and is now a voice, acting and presentation coach. She is married with two children, three stepchildren and is the proud grandmother to two grandsons. She lives in west London and Yorkshire. In 2008 she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She can be contacted at email@example.com and is on Twitter @JudithPotts
2010 was a busy year for us and we hope to achieve even more this year, We helped Brandon Bell from Scotland reach his target to get life saving proton treatment in the States at University of Florida which he successfully completed and was back in the UK to enjoy Christmas.
We caught up with him in Florida on a fact finding tour of the University to find out more about Proton Therapy and who and how it can help in the Fight against Cancer, Brandon’s treatment was successful and he is back at school and more importantly getting on with his life.
Cancer relief want to provide help for people struggling with the disease but we also will provide help to anyone who may sadly have last wishes they would like to experience with loved ones as a lasting memory.
Please feel free to e – mail us with any stories or suggestions we can post on the site we would love to hear from you!
We now have a number of shops open to buy used clothing, ‘Cash 4 Clobber’ At these shops we buy good, clean reusable clothing and shoes, we pay 50p per kilo, also books are required, we pay 5p per kilo for those.
Donations are most welcome, if you are having a clearout or house clearance please bear us in mind, give us a call 01246 235702 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Locations for the shops are, Kirkby In Ashfield , Ilkeston, and Clay Cross.
Many thanks to Mitch who raised over £500 for Cancer Relief Uk
Steve and Phil from Cancer Relief UK presenting a cheque for £30,000 to Ashya King’s grandma. We would like to thank all our supporters and followers for helping to raise this amount so quickly. Photograph courtesy of the Portsmouth News.