Giving safely to charity this Christmas is the message from Isle MP Andrew Percy who is backing a campaign by the Charity commission.
The campaigning MP is urging residents to remember the ‘Safe Christmas’ drive developed by the commission – the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, and the Fundraising Standards Board – the self-regulatory body for UK Fundraising. Both regulators will also be issuing the advice on social media, which can be found by following #SafeXmas.
Advice includes: Search for a charity’s name, registration number and landline on fundraising materials, ask to see a collector’s ID badge and don’t be afraid to ask questions, find the FRSB tick logo showing that the charity’s fundraising is regulated and ensure the collection device is sealed. Go to www.gov.uk/charity-commission for information about charities.