When Does a Charity Become Uncharitable?

BY STEVE GRANT Let me begin by warning you I’m going to be uncharitable about a charity. It’s not really the done thing but this charity isn’t bothered at being uncharitable about others or at inviting others to behave the same way. And all under the supposedly watchful eyes of the Charity Commission. Anyone running a charity must make sure it complies with its governing … Continue reading When Does a Charity Become Uncharitable?

Really? Is that Charity?

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ The Charity Commission have certainly not helped the countryside with their apparent willingness to permit every extremist animal rights group to claim charity status. It’s natural for these fundraising groups to seek out mainstream credibility and to appear at least half decent to the outside world. With charity status they claim respectability and tax free income. They are more … Continue reading Really? Is that Charity?

Yet More Packham Porkies

BY NIGEL BEAN That video tweet continues to haunt Chris Packham. If you recall he made it just before Christmas and it was supposed to answer allegations made against him surrounding Tiger-Gate, as exposed by Country Squire Magazine and the Daily Mail. These were tigers Packham, along with his girlfriend Charlotte Corney, claimed had been ‘mistreated’ and ‘rescued’ from a Spanish circus family when in … Continue reading Yet More Packham Porkies

Damning Video Footage Nails Packham

BY NIGEL BEAN Over recent weeks readers will have followed Country Squire Magazine’s exposé after exposé on Chris Packham and his girlfriend Charlotte Corney, founder of the Wildheart Trust– related to tigers in Spain and Germany brought to the big cat sanctuary at their zoo on the Isle of Wight. The revelations hit the pages of the Daily Mail last weekend. The Fundraising Regulator are … Continue reading Damning Video Footage Nails Packham

Humanity & James O’Brien

BY NICK PEARCE On the 8th November 2018, James O’Brien, a DJ from LBC, unwittingly promoted a con. One of the victims of the con wrote an article in this magazine in January of this year detailing her experiences. The con centred around a homeless charity called Humanity in Torbay, Devon. The charity at the time was run by a certain Mrs Ellie Waugh. Waugh … Continue reading Humanity & James O’Brien

Packham’s Paper Tigers

BY NIGEL BEAN Without a doubt these are very stressful worrying times for the vast majority of people in the U.K. I think it’s a safe bet to say everyone has been affected in some way either mentally or financially by this virus. Charities are no exception, I’ve read articles suggesting 48% of charities are already in difficulty as donations have dropped, and others are … Continue reading Packham’s Paper Tigers