Sep 5 2011 By Jack Griffith
A LOCAL charity is warning of a bogus collector going from door to door and asking for donations.
A resident in Swan Road, West Drayton, told Harlington Hospice of the scam after being visited by a man who said he was doing a weekly £1 collection on behalf of the charity, for a fictitious lottery.
He has also been spotted asking for contributions in local shops.
Harlington Hospice's Rose Turner told the Gazette: "This story about the Hospice Lottery is completely untrue - there is no way that we would do this.
"Our fundraisers never go around knocking on people's doors. We rely heavily on donations, and this is damaging for us.
"If this man comes to your home or shop, please do not give him anything."
The man has grey hair, is around five foot six tall, and is in his late 60s to early 70s. He was carrying a clipboard, and had an ID badge on a red and blue lanyard around his neck.
If you spot this phony fundraiser, call the Hospice on 0208 759 0453, or Hillingdon Police on 0300 123 1212.