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Callous thieves pinch donations

PUBLISHED: 17:11 22 April 2009 | UPDATED: 16:34 25 August 2010

CHARITY workers have warned that donations left for them on doorsteps are being stolen by 'callous' thieves.

CHARITY workers have warned that donations left for them on doorsteps are being stolen by 'callous' thieves.

British Heart Foundation (BHF) workers in Eltham have reported that a white van is being used to collect bags of donations left outside residents' homes.

BHF spokesperson Julian Temblett said: "Stealing bags that have been left out for our charity is akin to robbing people with heart conditions of a better quality of life."

Mr Temblett also warned of scams run by bogus collectors operating in Eltham.

He added: "These collectors are working for commercial gain, with little, if any of the proceeds going to charity.

"All profits raised from goods donated to the British Heart Foundation shops go directly to fighting heart disease, which remains UK's biggest killer."

To check if a BHF collection is happening in your area, ask at your nearest branch.

For more information on your nearest BHF shop, call 0844 412 5000 or visit bhf.org.uk/shops.


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