Originally Posted by Gentiana
Now, that's an underhand dig against the RNLI. There are many sound reasons for the RNLI to deter organisations and individuals for 'passing off' as being part of or related to their organisation. Just think about it --
(I would not like people to be pretending to be something that they are not.)
No, wasn't a dig at them at all.
Of course, if fundraising material isn't clear on either side (RNLI or indie) then that should be address so as with all charity collections the public know exactly who they are donating to. And as Steve says, I'm sure the indies lose out just as much as the RNLI.
But the word "lifeboat" isn't a trademark...
My "bank balance" comment was merely a reflection of the fact that in many years of SAR ops and other meetings with the RNLI, their operational side have never discussed it... their fundraising side, on the other hand, mention it regularly.
But I'm totally with you on the passing off issue - all charities these days suffer too much from conmen and bogus collectors.