Just for the hell of it, I tried to trace some of the so-called charities, coming up with information on only two.
British Heart Foundation were surprised to hear that they were having a clothes collection in this area when I telephoned to check as they haven't run such a campaign for many months in the area so clearly a forgery there.
RNLI confirmed that they were, in fact, having an official collection in this area.
So, fourteen out of sixteen were non-existent, one was a forgery and only one out of the sixteen was genuine
Are there no depths to which the despicable will not sink? Clearly, they are making enough to make it worth investing in the plastic sacks and printed leaflets which accompany them.