Charities are at the heart of local communities, reaching those people that are too often out of reach. Cutting across various divisions, be it class, race and gender, we build relationships and connections that help to bind society together.
Each year the British public support this invaluable work charities take-up with over £10 billion in donates. However, according to the latest figures more than 20% of that ends up in the hands of cheats and scammers.
In the BBC’s “Britain’s Secret Charity Cheats” programme, reporter Kevin Duala exposes the scams and scammers that are preying on the public’s generosity and denying valuable donations from reaching those who need it most.
Along with investigating those that seek to prey on the charity sector, the series celebrates the hard-work and crucial role played by thousands of charities in the UK. One such charity featured on the documentary is Football Beyond Borders.
Reflecting on the theme of the documentary FBB’s Co-Director Jasper Kain said: “It is so heartbreaking to see and hear that there are individuals preying on the generosity of the British public who provide so much support to organisations like ours.”
“It is important for people to be aware and to also have confidence that their money is being spent on those that need it most. And as this programme has shown, there are so many great organisations that do so much vital work in local communities. For us it is great to have our work featured.”
One of FBB’s young participants noted how the organisation not only allows them to develop their football skills, but also the positive role in playing in their learning and educational performance.
See FBB’s feature on the “Britain’s Secret Charity Cheats” programme below.