Warning - Bogus Clothing Collectors!
Important announcement from Midlands Air Ambulance
Midlands Air Ambulance is warning everyone to be on the lookout for organisations doing door to door collections calling themselves Air Ambulance Service (Trading Co) Ltd or Air Ambulance Support Ltd.
Both organisations are limited companies that are visiting homes across the midlands asking for donations of clothing, toys and mobile phones to be recycled which appears, at first hand, to be in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.
Midlands Air Ambulance wishes to make clear the Charity has absolutely no association with either company. We have not authorised them to collect goods or raise funds on behalf of the Charity and we receive no funding from them.
If you, or someone you know is visited by these companies please be aware that none of the money raised through any donation you make to them goes towards funding Midlands Air Ambulance.
We would advise you to note their details if available and report their visit to your local Trading Standards office and police. There is an on-going investigation by authorities into these companies and your information may be vital in stopping their activity.
Should want to report an incident directly to the National Fraud Office this can be done through this link https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/or by calling 0300 123 2040. This will aid Police in compiling a national database of activity that could lead to prosecutions.
Also see their fraud prevention library at: http://ctech.link/avoid-scams
Anyone wishing to donate clothing directly to Midlands Air Ambulance should do so only to an authorised Midlands Air Ambulance collector who will be able to show you our registered Charity Number and official logo. Alternatively you can contact us directly on 0800 8 40 20 40 or via www.midlandsairambulance.com and we can arrange to collect your donation from you.
This way you can be completely confident your generous support has gone directly to funding this vital life-saving air ambulance service for your community.