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Charities Warned About Hounding, Junk Mail And Cold-Calling

The chairman of the Charity Commission is to warn charities that they must stop “hounding” people through aggressive street collecting, cold-calling and intrusive junk mail. William Shawcross will say in a speech today: “It cannot be right for vulnerable people, older people, generous people, to be hounded on the telephone, through the letterbox or in the street.” His intervention at a public meeting in Southampton is a warning to the sector to sort out its funding methods after a year of scandals hurt its reputation.

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