National Parks urged to report bad Three Peaks challenge practice

30 Mar 2010 News

The Institute of Fundraising and Fundraising Standards Board will encourage National Parks to report any rogue fundraising activity on the Three Peaks Challenge, following the release of a revised code on challenge events.

The Institute of Fundraising and Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) will encourage National Parks to report any rogue fundraising activity on the Three Peaks Challenge, following the release of a revised code on challenge events today.

The two fundraising bodies are still deciding whether they will launch the mooted campaign to get local residents reporting on any charities which breach the code during the Three Peaks Challenge. For now, however, National Parks will be contacted to be made aware of the new fundraising code of practice and the routes for making complaints.

While the FRSB’s remit only allows it to handle complaints after all avenues for complaint within the charity concerned have been exhausted, National Parks will be encouraged to contact the FRSB in the first instance.

FRSB marketing manager Sam Wilson told Civil Society that the FRSB will be acting as a “hub for complaints” to make reporting any problems easier for the National Parks. Once the FRSB has received a complaint, it will refer it back to the charity at issue to deal with.

The Outdoor UK Challenge Events Code of Fundraising Practice is a revised version of the Outdoor Fundraising Code, and contains a renewed emphasis on caring for the natural environment during a challenge events ranging from cycling challenges to sky dives. 

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