"charity" bags Sept. 2007
These bags were dumped near the front of Abbey Farm the weekend of 22nd/23rd Sept 2007
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These 4 photos are of bags left
out for collection, there's a label with "THIRD WORLD APPEAL" stuck to
one of them. The bags were picked up by someone who went through them
and just dumped what they didn't want. Many of these so called
"charities" are just money making scams but there are a few legitimate
ones. Bags left out are often picked up by oppurtunists roving around
spotting bags and then go through them looking for anything of value to
them. They usually dump the bags in the nearest ditch. People,
who have left bags out collection, have been prosecuted after
dumped items have been traced back to them.
The solution is not to leave bags out for collection and to drop bags
directly to reputable charity shops or official collection points.