Alzheimer Scotland are very proud of the support that we have built over the years and the many different ways that we, and our supporters, raise funds. However, there are some fundraising tactics that we do not believe in, or take part in. As a charity that supports potentially vulnerable people, we would not solicit donations by 'cold calling' by telephone or door-to-door collections. We value the relationships we build with our supporters and would never want someone to feel pressured into making a donation in this manner.
We have had some very recent reports where someone has come to their door purporting to be from a dementia charity, and the householder has believed this to be Alzheimer Scotland. There are other charities in the dementia field who we know fundraise in this manner, but we wanted to reassure you that this is not in any way related to Alzheimer Scotland.
If you have any concerns that any individuals at your door may have been acting unlawfully, we would urge you to contact the police and report the incident. If you or someone you know are concerned and has provided card details to sign up to regular giving, we would also advise contacting your bank to cancel the direct debit and ask the bank about freezing the bank card and having a new one issued.