Warning over bogus charity

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PEOPLE are being warned to be on the lookout for a bogus charity claiming to help disabled children which has been posting flyers through the doors of homes in Suffolk, including the Mildenhall and Brandon areas.

Suffolk Trading Standards has received several complaints from people over the flyers which are asking for donations of clothing, bedding and cosmetics.

The company, which goes by the name of Sanita & Partner Ltd, claims to be a registered commercial company in England but is not registered with Companies House or the Charity Commission website which is in breach of Trading Standards’ regulations.

The company’s direct website address, which features on the flyer also does not exist.

Cllr Colin Spence, Suffolk County Council’s portfolio holder for public protection, said: “It is important to remain on guard when donating items to charities who put flyers through doors.

“It is good advice to carry out research to determine exactly where your items will be going before leaving them outside your front door.

“In the current financial climate, it is imperative that customers are given all the information required by law to ensure that they can make an informed decision as to whether to donate or not.

“The complaints Trading Standards have received in a short period of time is an encouraging indication that people in Suffolk are aware of the existence of bogus companies and are taking the right action by contacting us.”

Anyone with information about Sanita & Partner Limited should contact Suffolk on 101. Consumer Direct is on 08454 040506.