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Charity donor desperate to get her money back after 'Kids Company' collapse

A woman who sold her home to donate £200,000 to the collapsed 'Kids Company' charity says she wants her money back.

Joan Woolard from Fleet Hargate near Spalding was told her money would be used to provide food for hungry children, but after the collapse she is now concerned about the donation.

Kids Company folded on Wednesday after a row over funding

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

Donor who gave 'Kids Company' charity £200,000 demands her money back

Joan Woolard. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A woman who sold her home to donate £200,000 to the collapsed 'Kids Company' charity says she wants her money back.

Joan Woolard from Fleet Hargate near Spalding was told her money would be used to provide food for hungry children, but after the collapse she is now concerned about the donation.

Kids Company was started in 1996 but closed on Wednesday in a row over funding.

"They put in writing that the money would be restricted to freshly cooked food for children at the Kenbury Street Centre in Camberwell.

It turned out that most of my money went on food vouchers which could have been spent on anything.

Obviously they could have been swapped for drugs, booze, fags - anything."

– Joan Woolard, Charity benefactor

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Jet recovery taking longer than planned

The remains of the F-15 jet Credit: ITV News Anglia

The operation to recover an American jet from RAF Lakenheath which crashed in South Lincolnshire is likely to continue all weekend.

The F-15 jet crashed at Weston Hills north of Peterborough earlier this month while on a combat training mission. The pilot ejected to safety.

Military police say the recovery operation is taking slightly longer than planned and could continue into Monday.

The scene of the crash Credit: ITV News Anglia

Suffolk: US Air Force insist safety is a priority following F-15 crash

The United States Air Force at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk insists safety is a top priority following the crash of an F-15 jet in a field near a primary school.

No one was hurt when the aircraft came down near Spalding in Lincolnshire yesterday, but people living near to the crash site have raised concerns.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

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Spalding plane crash: Eye witness describes how she saw plane "spiralling to the ground"

An eye witness has described the moment she saw a US fighter jet plummet to the ground in a field near Spalding today.

Luckily, the pilot managed to eject himself to safety before the plane hit the ground.

The plane, from RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, was taking part in a combat training mission.

The incident happened in Broadgate, Weston Hills, shortly after 3.30pm.

"I heard the noise first, saw the pilot eject, and the plane was spiralling.

It was really scary and I was quite worried because it was so close to homes."

– Julie Cosman, Eye Witness

RAF Lakenheath pilot escapes injury in Lincolnshire plane crash

A pilot involved in a plane crash near Spalding this afternoon has escaped with minor injuries.

The military plane came down in Broadgate, Weston Hills, shortly after 3.30pm.

The jet was an F-15 from RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.

A spokesman for RAF Lakenheath confirmed that the pilot successfully ejected from the plane and is safe and well.

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