VICTIM OF BOGUS CLOTHING COLLECTION
resident emailed Roger Phillips, Radio Merseyside to report that
they had been the victim of a bogus clothing collection. Radio
Merseyside broadcast an appropriate warning to the public hoping to
help curb this atrocious crime.
reputable charity, the National Blind Children Society, endorses a
door-to-door clothing collection, carried out by I G Cohen Ltd. One
local resident had kept clothing belonging to her late mother, who
was herself registered blind, in the hope of supporting an
appropriate charity. The resident became
suspicious when an unmarked collection van arrived. The National
Blind Children's Society and I G Cohen were contacted and it was
confirmed that unmarked vans are never used. What a sad reflection
on the city that the goodwill of local people is being exploited.
The police were able
to apprehend 3 suspects. On investigation it was discovered that the
thieves had adapted and circulated leaflets with the charity’s logo
omitted and a photo of a child added. Their vehicle was found to
contain approximately 40 bags of stolen clothing. The National Blind
Children's Society supports children with visual impairment and their
families. The charity greatly appreciates I G Cohen’s support and
generous monthly donations and were astonished and saddened to hear
about the theft. The charity would like to express their
gratitude to the local resident concerned for her help in catching
the culprits. We are asking you to
be vigilant and if you see anything suspicious please contact your
local shop to confirm that the collection lorries belong
SOUTHPORT WOMAN COMPLETES CHINA TREK FOR PARKINSON’S
from Southport in Merseyside, has returned from China having
completed an arduous 80km trek along the Great Wall of China to
raise vital funds for the Parkinson’s Disease Society (PDS).
From 5 May 2007 to 13 May 2007, 22 year old Emma, who’s Grandfather has been
living with Parkinson’s for 15 years, walked one of the world’s
greatest historical sites to help raise money for the Society with
36 others, all united in their efforts by their experiences of the
During the Trek China challenge, Emma witnessed the culture and
traditional way and life of the Chinese people and had the rare
opportunity to hike in a remote part of rural China.
The trek began
and ended in China’s capital Beijing, and during the 5 day walk Emma
visited parts of the Great Wall rarely seen by visitors.
Nursery nurse Emma, said:- “I was inspired to sign up for the
trek as I get to see first hand the effect Parkinson’s has upon my
Granddad, as well as my Nan, who has been looking after him, and the
PDS play a vital role in both their lives. So far I’ve raised
over £2,500 through car boot sales and the help of family and
If you are interested in raising money for people with Parkinson’s
by taking part in a challenge of a lifetime, contact the Parkinson’s
Disease Society events team...
You can phone them on
020 7963 9319 or
for information about treks taking place in Peru and the Sierra
Nevada next year (2008).