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Sunday Times Article

The allegations made in an article entitled “Gangs steal millions from charities” published on 24th June 2012 in the Sunday Times newspaper have been fully investigated by Tree of Hope Children’s Charity and have found to be groundless.

The Tree of Hope Children’s Charity is delighted to have SOS Clothes Limited as a partner in our efforts to raise funds for the charity’s cause which is to help sick and disabled children in the UK and to offer hope to their families.

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Sunday Times Article

The Sunday Times recently published a report stating that “gangs are making tens of millions of pounds from selling second-hand clothes donated by the public in the belief that they are helping good causes”. The article questioned whether SOS Clothes Ltd, an organisation that collects and recycles unwanted clothes and passes on 85% of their gross takings to the Tree of Hope Children’s Charity, had been meeting their contractual obligations to the charity.

The Tree of Hope Children’s Charity has commenced a full investigation into these accusations. The investigation will focus on whether the Charity is receiving the funds that it should from the clothes collection service managed by SOS Clothes Ltd.

The Charity is determined to act swiftly and thoroughly to investigate the claims made by the Sunday Times and to take whatever action is necessary. The Charity has requested full assistance in this investigation from SOS Clothes Ltd. We are also seeking guidance from external organisations such as the Institute of Fundraising and, if appropriate, matters will be passed on to the appropriate regulatory and investigatory bodies.

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