Money from ‘cruel’ event turned down

first_img Howard Lake | 5 February 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Money raised for Haiti at a coursing event has been refused by overseas development charity Goal after protests by the Irish Council Against Blood Sports.A Goal official, when told about the origin of the donation, said they would not be accepting the money but Lisa O’Shea, Goal’s head of fundraising, subsequently told the Irish Times that they would accept the donation.Lisa O’Shea said that while Goal did not carry out this fundraising initiative itself, the charity would be happy to accept the donation because she didn’t see “why people in Haiti should suffer” just because some people objected to certain activities.The Irish Council Against Blood Sports had contacted Goal to protest about how the money was raised.Bookmaker Boylesports sponsored a series of charity bets at the national meeting of the Irish Coursing Club in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, earlier this week which had raised a “significant” sum.Following the controversy the money will be given to a greyhound welfare charity.DJ Histon, chief executive of the Irish Coursing Club, expressed disappointment and called on the Irish Council Against Blood Sports to replace the sum that Goal would not now be receiving.www.goal.ie  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Events Ireland Law / policy About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Money from ‘cruel’ event turned downlast_img

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