Harriet Green

Former Thomas Cook boss donates £3m to charity over hotel deaths

28 May 2015 | Emily Corfe

Former Thomas Cook chief executive Harriet Green said she will donate more than £3m of a £10m shares payout to a charity chosen by the parents of two children who died on a Thomas Cook holiday in 2006.


Former Thomas Cook boss donates £3m to charity over hotel deaths

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