ref date:7 Jan 2000 (HEA)
charity begins at home, not with marketing people
The Personal Fundraising Partnership (PFP) is signing up 3,200 donors a
month on direct-debit agreements. However, under Scottish
charity law - which is different to England and Wales - the company has
no obligation to tell the public that it gets a fee for every person it signs
Charities pay about £30 for every new recruit, meaning PFP can expect an
annual income of £1.1m in Scotland alone. The company, based in
Brighton, East Sussex, also operates south of the border.
This is a scandal as its business taking money from the needy. They should
NOT be allowed to operate in Scotland at all.