The British Heart Foundation is warning citizens of the People’s Republic about the perils of bogus charity collectors (and they don’t mean ‘bogus’ in the Bill and Ted sense).
Apparently, there have been many incidences of BHF donations being nicked from outside homes, so if you’re in any doubt, ask to see the van driver’s official BHF identification badge.
BHF shops rely on donations, so you should be vigilant when leaving goods on your doorsteps. Or, if you’re not in a Miss Marple kinda mood, drop any donated items into a BHF shop or call 0870 120 4141 to arrange a convenient time for collection.
Although there are many ways to dispose of your unwanted stuff, donating it to the BHF will help the charity continue its fight against heart disease, which remains (dum-dum-daaaah!) the nation’s biggest killer.
Posted by Thin White Duke
August 27th, 2006