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Event date: 02/05/2019 12:00 - 31/05/2020 00:00 Export event
Richmond Council
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Registered Charity Collections

Registered Charity Collectors

House-to-house charitable collections, now more than ever, are an important source of income for local and national charities.
Charities or commercial companies collecting on behalf of charities are required to obtain a licence from us before they can run a house-to-house collection. This helps to ensure that collections are not carried out under false pretences or under fraudulent circumstances.
Unauthorised charity collecting this week (w/c 29 April 2019)
The council has been notified that Samuel's Charity bags are being delivered to properties in Richmondshire this week. Please DO NOT put any items in their charity bags as they are not authorised by the council to collect charitable donations at this time. A list of those charities that are legally allowed to collect items this month are shown in the section below.
Authorised charities this month
During May the following charities have obtained a licence and are authorised to collect house-to-house collections in the local area:
• Save the Children - 1st to 4th May 2019
• Child and Teenage Cancer - 6th to 10th May 2019
• Christian Aid - 12th to 18th May 2019
• North of England Children's Cancer Research - 20th to 26th May 2019

As well as the authorised charities listed above, a number of national charities are also legally allowed to run a charity collection. The following national charities have informed us that they will be carrying out a collection in Richmondshire:
• Clothes Aid - 1st January to 31 December 2019
• The Children's Air Ambulance - 1st January to 31st December 2019
• Christian Aid Week - 12th to 18th May 2019
• Poppy appeal - 26th October to 13th November 2019
Rogue collectors
Unfortunately not all charity collections are legitimate. Rogue collectors ask for donations to be left for collection using a bag or leaflet that looks similar to legitimate charities. If you receive a request like this always check for a charity registration number rather than a company registration number on their paperwork or bag.