Fraudulent charity bags could be circulating in Conwy, Denbighshire, Gwynedd and Anglesey.

Nationwide charities Meningitis Now and bibic have recently discovered their logos being used on unauthorised clothes recycling bags, in circulation throughout the UK.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the charities is being urged to avoid the bags, the charities do not raise funds through clothes, shoes and other item collections.

Dr Tom Nutt, chief executive officer of Meningitis Now said: “I would like to make it clear that these bags are fraudulent and nothing to do with Meningitis Now – please do not make any donations in this way.

“We are working together with other charities and the charity regulator to minimise the impact that this type of behaviour has on the charity sector as a whole.”

Lynda Williams, chief executive officer at bibic said: “We are extremely disappointed to learn of the continued fraudulent use of the bibic brand.

“To falsely claim to be changing the lives of children with disabilities and learning difficulties is disgraceful, and I urge anyone that receives a bag purporting to support bibic and Meningitis Now to follow the advice from the fundraising regulator.”

Dr Nutt added: “Sadly, this is an issue that affects the wider charity sector and not just Meningitis Now.

“Charities rely on the generosity of public donations to help keep vital services running - at Meningitis Now this means ensuring that everyone affected by meningitis gets the support they need to rebuild their lives.”

Anyone who witnesses the bags being delivered and collected is urged not to challenge the people involved, but is instead asked to contact Menigitis Now on 01453 768000, or via their Facebook page

Anyone still wishing to donate to the charities can do so safely at and at