Charity warns of fake donation bags

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THE Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance is warning supporters to be on the lookout for bogus donation bags.

Following a string of fake flyers claiming to have been sent out by the charity last year, now collection bags have been put through people’s doors by a company called the Air Ambulance Service.

John Perry, of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, insisted that this group has nothing to do with his charity, and are running a commercial business. He said: ‘People are enormously generous, and when they realise they are giving their textiles to a commercial company for their own profit, rather than to the charity, they are very cross.

‘I want to advise people that we do not send leaflets through letter boxes, nor do we deliver plastic collecting bags.’

If you have had a bag put through your door or would like to locate a genuine recycling plant call the Air Ambulance’s head office on (023) 8033 3377.