Spectator magazine attacks Kids Company as ‘a drain on donations’

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12 Feb 2015 | David Ainsworth

The Spectator magazine has published an attack on the activities of Kids Company, saying that it is “a drain on donations that might otherwise go to better causes” and calling for a review of its activities.


Spectator magazine attacks Kids Company as ‘a drain on donations’

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Government announces £1.2m for charities to support A&E departments

Contracts for charities to support accident and emergency departments during periods of winter pressure have been announced today.

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