East Lancashire residents urged to be vigilant during Eid

East Lancashire residents urged to be vigilant during Eid

East Lancashire residents urged to be vigilant during Eid

First published in News Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

EAST Lancashire residents have been warned to be extra vigilant when giving to charity during the remainder of Ramadan, and at Eid.

Blackburn councillor Shaukat Hussain has advised people to make sure that collectors have a registered charity number, and appropriate permission from the council if they are collecting in public.

He said: “I’m just warning people to be extra vigilant, and to err on the side of caution.

“A lot of people give to charity during the month of Ramadan and a lot of people are asking for donations.

“There are appeals on all the Asian TV channels, and on the radio, and there are people out collecting.

“Most of them I’m sure are really good causes, but I’d just ask people to check that the charity is registered, to make sure they’re bonafide, and have proper permission.”

Burnley councillor Shah Hussain said he was not aware of any problems with bogus collections this year, but that it had been an issue in the past.

He said: “We have had that in the past, whereby unscrupulous people have been collecting money and it’s not really accountable as to where it’s going.

“I think the majority of people are aware, but I would say we have some very good well-known local charities, and I would be wary of giving to organisations that you haven’t heard of before.”

The Charity Commission has also been running a campaign urging people to check before they give to charity this Ramadan.

Sarah Atkinson, Head of Information and Communications at the Charity Commission said: "We know that many people will be giving very generously during Ramadan, and we want to help these donors ensure their funds go where they are intended. While most fundraising appeals are genuine, there are sadly people who exploit the generosity of others for their own gain."

Dr Hany El-Banna, Chairman of the Muslim Charities Forum said: "We want every single penny of people's generous donations this Ramadan to reach genuine registered charities. So I welcome this campaign."

A spokesman for Lancashire Police urged people to be vigilant and urged anyone with concerns to contact them on 101.

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12:14pm Sat 26 Jul 14

bow1974 says...

And make sure you take extra when crossing the road.
And make sure you take extra when crossing the road. bow1974
  • Score: -4

12:16pm Sat 26 Jul 14

bow1974 says...

bow1974 wrote:
And make sure you take extra when crossing the road.
extra care that is
[quote][p][bold]bow1974[/bold] wrote: And make sure you take extra when crossing the road.[/p][/quote]extra care that is bow1974
  • Score: -4

12:46pm Sat 26 Jul 14

sen c b l says...

...and no drink driving like the pi5534d head community.
...and no drink driving like the pi5534d head community. sen c b l
  • Score: -1

1:37pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Give_Kean_A_Chance says...

sen c b l wrote:
...and no drink driving like the pi5534d head community.
And no dealing drugs either
[quote][p][bold]sen c b l[/bold] wrote: ...and no drink driving like the pi5534d head community.[/p][/quote]And no dealing drugs either Give_Kean_A_Chance
  • Score: 6

2:28pm Sat 26 Jul 14

The Seagull has landed says...

sen c b l wrote:
...and no drink driving like the pi5534d head community.
You didn't really think that comment through did you?
[quote][p][bold]sen c b l[/bold] wrote: ...and no drink driving like the pi5534d head community.[/p][/quote]You didn't really think that comment through did you? The Seagull has landed
  • Score: -2

3:05pm Sat 26 Jul 14

sen c b l says...

The Seagull has landed wrote:
sen c b l wrote:
...and no drink driving like the pi5534d head community.
You didn't really think that comment through did you?
What do you mean 'I never thought it through'? In referring to last years incidents during Eid festival and asian lads.
Did you think correctly before replying to my post, and as you always reply to other commentators but got nothing to contribute himself, or should I say 'herself', heh ladyboy?
[quote][p][bold]The Seagull has landed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sen c b l[/bold] wrote: ...and no drink driving like the pi5534d head community.[/p][/quote]You didn't really think that comment through did you?[/p][/quote]What do you mean 'I never thought it through'? In referring to last years incidents during Eid festival and asian lads. Did you think correctly before replying to my post, and as you always reply to other commentators but got nothing to contribute himself, or should I say 'herself', heh ladyboy? sen c b l
  • Score: 4

3:45pm Sat 26 Jul 14

The Seagull has landed says...

sen c b l wrote:
The Seagull has landed wrote:
sen c b l wrote:
...and no drink driving like the pi5534d head community.
You didn't really think that comment through did you?
What do you mean 'I never thought it through'? In referring to last years incidents during Eid festival and asian lads.
Did you think correctly before replying to my post, and as you always reply to other commentators but got nothing to contribute himself, or should I say 'herself', heh ladyboy?
Tut tut Sen, stop back pedalling it's too late now.
[quote][p][bold]sen c b l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Seagull has landed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sen c b l[/bold] wrote: ...and no drink driving like the pi5534d head community.[/p][/quote]You didn't really think that comment through did you?[/p][/quote]What do you mean 'I never thought it through'? In referring to last years incidents during Eid festival and asian lads. Did you think correctly before replying to my post, and as you always reply to other commentators but got nothing to contribute himself, or should I say 'herself', heh ladyboy?[/p][/quote]Tut tut Sen, stop back pedalling it's too late now. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 2

6:30pm Sat 26 Jul 14

sen c b l says...

The Seagull has landed wrote:
sen c b l wrote:
The Seagull has landed wrote:
sen c b l wrote:
...and no drink driving like the pi5534d head community.
You didn't really think that comment through did you?
What do you mean 'I never thought it through'? In referring to last years incidents during Eid festival and asian lads.
Did you think correctly before replying to my post, and as you always reply to other commentators but got nothing to contribute himself, or should I say 'herself', heh ladyboy?
Tut tut Sen, stop back pedalling it's too late now.
You're drunk seagull, exactly what the Eid Asians should refrain from.
[quote][p][bold]The Seagull has landed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sen c b l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Seagull has landed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sen c b l[/bold] wrote: ...and no drink driving like the pi5534d head community.[/p][/quote]You didn't really think that comment through did you?[/p][/quote]What do you mean 'I never thought it through'? In referring to last years incidents during Eid festival and asian lads. Did you think correctly before replying to my post, and as you always reply to other commentators but got nothing to contribute himself, or should I say 'herself', heh ladyboy?[/p][/quote]Tut tut Sen, stop back pedalling it's too late now.[/p][/quote]You're drunk seagull, exactly what the Eid Asians should refrain from. sen c b l
  • Score: 1

8:49pm Sat 26 Jul 14

The Seagull has landed says...

sen c b l wrote:
The Seagull has landed wrote:
sen c b l wrote:
The Seagull has landed wrote:
sen c b l wrote:
...and no drink driving like the pi5534d head community.
You didn't really think that comment through did you?
What do you mean 'I never thought it through'? In referring to last years incidents during Eid festival and asian lads.
Did you think correctly before replying to my post, and as you always reply to other commentators but got nothing to contribute himself, or should I say 'herself', heh ladyboy?
Tut tut Sen, stop back pedalling it's too late now.
You're drunk seagull, exactly what the Eid Asians should refrain from.
I wish I was Sen, I really wish I was.
[quote][p][bold]sen c b l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Seagull has landed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sen c b l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Seagull has landed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sen c b l[/bold] wrote: ...and no drink driving like the pi5534d head community.[/p][/quote]You didn't really think that comment through did you?[/p][/quote]What do you mean 'I never thought it through'? In referring to last years incidents during Eid festival and asian lads. Did you think correctly before replying to my post, and as you always reply to other commentators but got nothing to contribute himself, or should I say 'herself', heh ladyboy?[/p][/quote]Tut tut Sen, stop back pedalling it's too late now.[/p][/quote]You're drunk seagull, exactly what the Eid Asians should refrain from.[/p][/quote]I wish I was Sen, I really wish I was. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 0

12:38am Sun 27 Jul 14

Openminded? says...

Door knockers are annoyed, my normal response now is, sorry dont give money at doorstep, they seem to appreciate this.
Door knockers are annoyed, my normal response now is, sorry dont give money at doorstep, they seem to appreciate this. Openminded?
  • Score: 0

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