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Nice Ormond Road Hospital might maintain scandal charity money

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Nice Ormond Road Hospital has indicated that it might change its thoughts about returning donations from a scandal-hit charity.

The hospital had stated it could hand again cash beforehand given to it by the Presidents Membership Charitable Belief.

The choice adopted allegations of sexual harassment at a men-only Presidents Membership dinner.

The charity has since closed down, making it tough to return the £530,000 beforehand donated.

The ultimate determination on what to do with the cash will likely be made at a gathering of hospital charity trustees on 27 March.

In a press release, Nice Ormond Road Hospital (GOSH) Youngsters’s Charity stated: “Guiding all our considering is our intention to maximise the assist to the hospital and the households it cares for.

“We will verify that we’re in discussions with the Charity Fee and are scheduled to fulfill them later this week.

“Following this assembly and making an allowance for the most recent developments with the Presidents Membership Charitable Belief and suggestions from our supporters, we’ll think about our place at our March Trustee assembly.”

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GOSH didn’t obtain any cash from the controversial dinner, held on the Dorchester Lodge in London on 18 January.

Nevertheless, it had been a beneficiary of three earlier Presidents Membership occasions that befell between 2009 and 2016.

On 24 January, a hospital spokeswoman stated that “as a result of wholly unacceptable nature of the occasion”, earlier donations can be returned.

Nevertheless, a few of its different donors reportedly objected to the hospital’s stance and are stated to have threatened to not give it any extra money sooner or later.

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