It has come to our attention that some groups of young people have been approaching members of the public for cash donations in TackleAfrica’s name on London streets and doorsteps. These people do not represent TackleAfrica in any way, and any money they obtain is fraudulently taken and does not come to us.
TackleAfrica never advises or condones public, street or doorstep cash-collecting from fundraisers taking part in Football Marathons or any other TackleAfrica events or fundraising activities. TackleAfrica does not sponsor football teams or collect money for football teams from the general public. Anyone doing this using TackleAfrica’s name is acting fraudulently and committing a criminal offence. There have been several recent arrests and convictions for this activity.
Cash-collecting from the public is a licensable activity, and furthermore TackleAfrica do not advise or condone that young people approach strangers for sponsorship for ethical and safety reasons.
If you are approached in this way and asked for money for TackleAfrica, please report the activity through the Action Fraud website: http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ or helpline 0300 123 2040, inform your local police or community support officer, or call the police non-emergency number 101.
If you would like to make a one-off or regular donation to TackleAfrica directly, please visit https://tackleafrica.org/donate
Further information is provided by the Charity Commission in the poster found at this link