A local hospice is urging the public to be vigilant after reports of a man posing as a fundraiser for the charity.
The man is claiming to work for Havens Hospices which incorporates Little Havens Hospice, Fair Havens Hospice and The J’s Hospice. He has targeted a supporter on Rayleigh High Street– where he picked up and replaced collection tins for the charity that cares for children, young people and adults with life-limiting illnesses.
Judy Grocott, Events Manager for Havens Hospices received the call, she said
“We have raised this matter with the Police and urge our supporters to be vigilant, our fundraisers always wear formal identification and the tins will always be sealed; so if you are approached by someone claiming to be a fundraiser for Havens who does not have ID or the tin they try to give you has a broken seal please report it to us or the Police as soon as possible.”