Monday, 27 May 2013

We Don't Want Any EDL Money

Published on May 27, 2013
Tommy Robinson's JustGiving page had raised £3,334.67 by Monday evening. Credit: justgiving.com

Forces charity Help For Heroes has announced they will not accept any donations raised by the leader of the English Defence League (EDL) Tommy Robinson.

The EDL leader started fundraising following last week's murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south-east London, but a spokesman for Help For Heroes said the Just Giving page set up by Mr Robinson would be closed down and all donations would be refunded.

The charity will check for any further donations from EDL members and said they would not accept any donations from the group.

A Help For Heroes spokesman said: "He's the only one that's come to our attention but tonight we'll be doing a cross-count to make sure that anyone else that's saying they're EDL will not be allowed to fundraise for us.

"It's the same for any political party, we don't allow political fundraising. As a charity, we're non-political."

Help For Heroes 'will not accept EDL leader's donations'

Forces charity Help For Heroes will not accept donations raised by Tommy Robinson, leader of the far-right group the English Defence League (EDL), Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy said.
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at 7pm @helpforheroes tells #c4news it will not accept donations raised by Tommy Robinson of the EDL after the Woolwich murder
From @krishgm on Twitter: (about 2 hours ago)
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Mr Robinson planned a walk raising money for @helpforheroes but they tell us they do not wish to be used for political purpose #c4news at 7
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It is thought that Drummer Lee Rigby was wearing a Help For Heroes t-shirt or sweatshirt when he was murdered in Woolwich last Wednesday.

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