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On 5 Feb 2016 at 11:02pm huw wrote:
There appears to be someone going around the pubs of Lewes tonight collecting for a "charity" called Sight and Sound Countrywide.
We refused to allow them to collect because after a little interrogation they admitted they weren't a charity.
They give a company number (09780318) instead of a charity number.
I can't find anything beyond their registration details online, no website for them or facebook page.
Hopefully people haven't parted with too much cash.
Sorry it's a bit of a late post and probably won't help too much.
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On 5 Feb 2016 at 11:26pm Detective wrote:
Was it a chap called Howard Pooley?Maybe the police should be informed.Founded in 2015, Sight & Sound Countrywide, classified under reg no. 09780318 is an active company. Currently registered at Tower Point 44 BN1 1YR, Brighton the company has been in the business for one year. The company has not filed any account data yet, it is due on Fri, 30th Sep .
The company employs one director. Howard Pooley, born on June 1953 and appointed on 16 September 2015. There are currently no secretaries employed. As of 31 January 2016, our data shown no information about any ex employees on these position.

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On 6 Feb 2016 at 10:39am Lewes Voter 3 wrote:
Looking up that fellow's full name brings two convictions, both connected with fraud, one of them for stealing from a charity meant to help blind and partially-sighted people.
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On 8 Feb 2016 at 12:55pm Ed Can Do wrote:
His name is Tyrone Howard Pooley and interestingly, the address the company is registered to is a residential address rather than a lawyer or accountant's office, suggesting he registered the company using an online service.

I'd get on to the police if I were you Huw, that or a quick email to the Charities Commission.
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On 8 Feb 2016 at 5:43pm Julia Squeezer wrote:
Thanks for the warning. The police definitely need to be told and it could be worth a mention to ESCC Trading Standards as they have a national scams officer.
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On 3 Nov 2017 at 9:38am Tyrone howard pooley wrote:
As we clearly stated when collecting we are not a charity but a reg fundraising company so all get off your high horses

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On 23 Nov 2017 at 12:11pm Tyrone howard pooley wrote:
Ed can do your stupid what the hell do the charitys commision need to know when were not a charity and have never said we were
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On 23 Nov 2017 at 12:14pm Tyrone howard pooley wrote:
What the detective said is spot on we are a legal reg company


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