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Galway Hospice warns of scam door to door collections

Galway Hospice has issued a warning of scammers going door to door, claiming to collect money for the important charity, cautioning people to call the gardaí if this happens.

“Unfortunately, there are people calling door-to-door purporting to be raising funds in aid of Galway Hospice,” a post on the hospice’s facebook page read.

The hospice says that it “does not permit or support door-to-door collections at any time, and most especially not during this time of important social distancing.

“If a person calls to your door that you do not know, collecting for Galway Hospice, please DON’T DONATE, but contact your local Garda Station immediately with a description of the person collecting”.

The hospice, like many other charities, has seen its ability to raise funds badly hurt by the Covid-19 crisis.

The public restrictions on gatherings and movement have made many fundraising activities such as collections at public events or on the street impossible.

This is at a time when the charity’s services are in greater demand than ever, prompting the hospice to appeal for people to take part in online fundraisers, as many charities have been doing.

Unfortunately, there are people calling door-to-door purporting to be raising funds in aid of Galway Hospice. Galway…

Posted by Galway Hospice on Friday, May 8, 2020

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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