Search

Residents warned to be on guard against fake fundraisers in Harold Hill

PUBLISHED: 17:17 05 June 2014 | UPDATED: 10:51 06 June 2014

Phoney fundraisers have been attempting to con a woman into giving money to a charity they claim to represent.

The Harold Hill resident says she has had “charity collectors” call on her twice in two days, asking her to donate to “The St Martin-in-the-Fields Adelaide Street Shelter.”

The charity The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields, who operate from Adelaide Street in London, say that these “collectors” are nothing to do with the charity and is warning people of the scam.

The Connection at St Martin’s charity works with the homeless and issues surrounding homelessness, providing a night centre and street outreach services to those in need.

Charity fundraising officer Sonja Ashbury said: “This is the first we have heard of it - when this lady called. We have no registered collectors in that area.” She added: “Our services are free to access.”

Those who want to donate to the charity should call 020 7766 5555.

Latest Romford News Stories

Canvey Island could be the new Catalonia

Three weeks after police closed the investigation into the explosion at the Bridge Point flats in Hornchurch, saying “the exact cause of the fire cannot be ascertained” and no one would be held accountable, Swan Housing Association announces it was caused by a gas canister.

Yesterday, 16:46

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

Yesterday, 16:15

There will be no TfL Rail services this weekend as engineers continue carrying out track and station improvement works to prepare the line for Crossrail.

Yesterday, 15:39

Miraculously, no one was seriously injured after a car crashed into the front of a block of flats in Romford town centre this afternoon.

Yesterday, 15:00

There are only three weeks left to apply for the Havering Business Awards and celebrate your staff, customers and success.

Yesterday, 13:00

Four Emerson Park schoolchildren were amazed to discover this week that they were among the world’s cleverest 2pc and being invited to join Mensa.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now