Our mission is to deliver an enduring national network of support for our wounded and their families. We will inspire and enable those who have made sacrifices on our behalf to achieve their full potential.
To be a charity an organisation must be established for charitable purposes only, which are for the public benefit. An organisation will not be charitable if its purposes are political.
By refusing to accept a donation from Tommy Robinson, the leader of the English defence League (EDL), Help For Heroes has revealed itself to be a politically partial organization.
Help for heroes offered the excuse that, “It’s the same for any political party, we don’t allow political fundraising. As a charity, we’re non-political.”
However, Tommy Robinson is not a political party, nor is his organization, (it is a street protest group for lager-loving soccer officianados). By refusing Robinson’s donation this so called charity has chosen to make an overtly political decision which has hindered it from achieving its stated aims.
Tommy Robinson said of the decision to refuse his donation, “I’m gutted and amazed political correctness has found its way to the top of our armed forces charities.”
And so am I.
Help for Heroes should be boycotted and should lose its charitable status. Especially as there is a plethora of worthy charities helping ex-servicemen which haven’t benefitted from the publicity that comes from having someone hacked to death by Muslim nutcases whilst wearing one of their t-shirts.
And while we’re at it, let’s stop pretending that being a member of the armed forces confers “hero” status, because it doesn’t.