Members of the public will be given the 'right to be left alone' by Charities under government-proposed changes to fundraising rules. Those who do not want to be contacted by charities will be able to join a register called the 'Fundraising Preference Service'. Charities would be banned from contacting those on the list - even if they are existing supporters, or if the charity believes they have 'opted in'. The move is to ensure that people who feel deluged by fundraising approaches would have access to a 'reset button' allowing them to put a stop to any further demands for cash. The report is the work of Sir Stuart Etherington. He warned that charities thought too much about the ends and not enough about the means. "The current system of self regulation has quite clearly failed to prevent serious breaches of trust," he says.
Source: Daily Mail
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