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My charity onslaught

It can be hard to miss the heart-wrenching charity campaigns often seen on television and billboards. But when you're bombarded with numerous charity plea letters a day, how do you say no to them all? Today we're joined by Jenny Phelps who has been bombarded with hundreds of letters from charities asking for donations, and says she feels pressured into making donations.

We're also joined by our consumer champion Alice Beer, Alistair McLean from The Fundraising Standards Board and Philip Mansbridge from the International Fund for Animal Welfare, one of the charities to have sent letters to Jenny.

How to stop unwanted mail

Citizen’s Advice Bureau – How to stop junk mail

How you can stop junk mail that is addressed to you

Mail Preference Service

MPS Registration Line: 0845 703 4599


The Mailing Preference Service (MPS) is a free service funded by the direct mail industry to enable consumers to have their names and home addresses in the UK removed from lists used by the industry. The MPS Consumer File is a list of names and addresses of consumers who have told us they wish to limit the amount of direct mail they receive. The MPS will prevent the receipt of unsolicited direct mailings sent from member companies of the Direct Marketing Association and we will take steps to prevent the receipt of unsolicited direct mailings from companies which are non-DMA members. It will not stop mail that has been sent from overseas, un-addressed material or mail addressed to The Occupier.

Gov UK – Electoral Roll Register – Opt Out


Stop Junk Mail


Electoral Roll Register – Opt Out

Stop Junk Mail is a not-for-profit junk mail advice service. This website provides free and independent information about stopping unsolicited mail.

The Bereavement Register


If someone you know has died, we can reduce the amount of unwanted marketing post being sent to them, stopping painful daily reminders. By registering with our free service, the names and addresses of the deceased are removed from mailing lists, stopping most advertising mail within as little as six weeks.

Contact the sender in writing and ask them to stop (keep a copy)

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