12 August 2018
Philip Talbot, Head of Communications at disability charity Scope said:
“Like many other charities we use agencies to raise vital funds to support our work, campaigns and services.
“One of the organisations we use is Ultimate Marketing Solutions (UMS).
“We are bitterly disappointed that without our knowledge UMS hired Lottery Promotion Services (LPS) to fundraise on our behalf for just three weeks in July. Our agreed policy is that UMS should have obtained prior written permission from us to use any other agency.
“LPS are no longer raising funds for Scope and will not do so in the future.
“As this situation has recently come to light, we are now carefully considering the future of our agreement with UMS.”
Notes to the editor:For more information contact Warren Kirwan in the Scope press office on 020 7619 7200, or out of hours call 07843 467948 or email email@example.com