Dove House Hospice urges caution to supporters with increasing instances of bogus callers

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Dove House Hospice, a charity caring for people with life limiting illnesses in Hull and the East Riding, is urging supporters to be wary of bogus doorstep callers and to always remember to ask for ID.

Andrea Beer, Director of Income Development at Dove House Hospice

If there are any concerns from supporters about bogus callers, please get in touch with us for more information.

Dove House Hospice, a charity caring for people with life limiting illnesses in Hull and the East Riding, is urging supporters to be wary of bogus doorstep callers and to always remember to ask for ID.

With an increasing reliance upon doorstep collections from many organisations, there has also been a dramatic rise in bogus callers, stealing £2m a year of vital donations from legitimate charities nationwide.

Andrea Beer, Director of Income Development at Dove House Hospice, said: “We are aware of increasing reports of households across the UK being approached by bogus doorstep collectors. However, we would like to assure the public that we are being vigilant in this matter and have measures in place.

"Dove House does not sell items door to door and does not ask for donations using door to door collectors as we prefer every penny we raise to be spent on what it was intended for- patient care.

"Any activity door to door may include our lottery canvassers and collectors however these all carry Dove House ID badges and we would like to express the importance of always asking for ID from any doorstep collector.

"If there are any concerns from supporters about bogus callers, please get in touch with us for more information.”

Please contact Dove House for more information by visiting: Dove House website

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