Ray of Light Children's Trust forced to change name after fraudsters hit

Charity becomes Photon Rose after bogus cash collections discovered

A West Yorkshire-based charity has been forced to change its name after it emerged that fraudsters in Scotland were using the organisation's identity to make bogus collections.

The Ray of Light Children's Trust, which raises money for disabled children, has changed its name to Photon Rose.

Valerie Crowe, a trustee of the charity, said the name Photon Rose had been chosen because the word photon - a particle of light - is a reference to the charity's original name.

The charity, which is located in Ossett, became aware of the fraudulent collections in Scotland after Des Browne, MP for Kilmarnock & Loudoun, contacted Ray of Light to ask where the money was being spent.

"They were bogus collections in Scotland, it wasn't our charity", Crowe said.

Ray of Light was registered with the Charity Commission in May 2008.

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