TRADING Standards officers in Wrexham have received enquiries about leaflets and collection bags left requesting donations of clothing and bric-a-brac.

Commercial companies may state on their leaflet or collection bag they are not a charity but it is often in the small print, and the bags often have a company number which may be mistaken for a registered charity number.

Cllr David Bithell said: “I am concerned members of the public might think that they are making donations to charity when, in fact, their items end up with commercial companies for their profit.”

To check a charity number, visit or call 0845 3000 218.