Southport Residents warned about bogus recycling bags

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Southport Residents warned about bogus recycling bags 

Residents in the area are being warned not to hand over clothing to people or organisations claiming to recycle them on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, because the activity is not genuine and the money raised is not being passed onto the charity.

It has been reported that organisations have been distributing clothing recycling bags with Cystic Fibrosis Trust’s old red, white and blue logo, without the charity’s agreement.

The Trust warns that these clothing collection requests are not real and anyone carrying them out is doing so illegally. The charity is helping the police with their inquiries into these activities.

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.

“We have reason to believe that our old charity sacks carrying the old red, white and blue Cystic Fibrosis Trust logo are in circulation. These are no longer our official bags and should be disposed of immediately. Anyone who is in any doubt about the recycling bags they receive should contact the charities concerned to ensure that they are genuine.”

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 [email protected] or by contacting the local police.

If you wish to support the Cystic Fibrosis Trust through their online recycling scheme, please visit  Money goes towards developing better treatments and investing in cutting edge research to help beat cystic fibrosis for good.

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