He­roes’ cash rake-off blast

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS -

ARMED forces vet­er­ans’ char­i­ties have been blasted for how they raise cash.

The Char­ity Com­mis­sion had fierce crit­i­cism over fundrais­ing firms tak­ing a cut of do­na­tions.

Most char­i­ties started in the past 10 years had over­sight “weak­nesses”, it said.

Boss Michelle Russell urged donors to con­sider: “Are you giv­ing di­rect or is a com­pany tak­ing a cut?”

The Mir­ror re­vealed last year how Afghan He­roes, now closed, spent just 3% of do­na­tions on vet­er­ans.

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