I found this really interesting. The reason given EVERYWHERE as to why the fund was not a charity was that it was refused charitable status because it didn’t represent the good of all.
This is a lie – the Charity Commission gave advice, but they chose not to take that route. We all know what route they took eh – right to their very own limited company!
The Commission was quoted in the article as saying the money raised was not for the “wider public good”, but has told Charity News Alert the story had been “misreported”.
“We were first approached for our advice about the possibility of a fund to assist the parents’ search on Monday 14 May,” explained a spokeswoman for the Commission. “We held
discussions with the family’s lawyers and in the end they decided not to pursue that route.”