Olive Cooke’s data sold or traded 43 times by charities, claims Independent

Olive Cooke’s data sold or traded 43 times by charities, claims Independent 1

26 Nov 2015 | Fundraising | David Ainsworth

Olive Cooke, the 92-year-old poppy seller whose suicide triggered a crisis in fundraising regulation, had her details sold on or traded at least 43 times by charities, according to an Independent article.


Olive Cooke’s data sold or traded 43 times by charities, claims Independent

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Charities already register with the Charity Commission; the FRSB costs money that many small charities, doing God's and often the government's work, can ill afford; Olive Cooke did not kill herself over charity solicitations.

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