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Fundraisers still frustrated by No Cold Calling Zones, despite Charities Act - February 2007

Charities that fundraise door-to-door and abide by the Public Collections Regime in the new Charities Act, could still fall foul of No Cold Calling Zones, according to a top charity lawyer.

Anne-Marie Piper, a partner at law firm Farrer and Co and an expert on fundraising regulation, told PF that No Cold Calling Zones, the initiative that outlaws door-to-door sales and marketing within specific residential areas, will render ineffective the section of the Charities Act that deals with public collections.

“The regime is designed to regulate door-to-door fundraising,” said Piper. “Fundraisers could go through all the processes required by law yet find that [the area] clashes with a No Cold Calling Zone.”

Read the full article here: http://www.professionalfundraising.co.uk/news/93/february2007/nocold.asp