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Charity rejects EDL fundraising

Forces charity Help For Heroes has announced they will not accept any donations raised by EDL members including leader Tommy Robinson.

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Help For Heroes to reject any funds raised by EDL

Tommy Robinson's JustGiving page had raised £3,334.67 by Monday evening. Credit: justgiving.com

Forces charity Help For Heroes has announced they will not accept any donations raised by the leader of the English Defence League (EDL) Tommy Robinson.

The EDL leader started fundraising following last week's murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south-east London, but a spokesman for Help For Heroes said the Just Giving page set up by Mr Robinson would be closed down and all donations would be refunded.

The charity will check for any further donations from EDL members and said they would not accept any donations from the group.

A Help For Heroes spokesman said: "He's the only one that's come to our attention but tonight we'll be doing a cross-count to make sure that anyone else that's saying they're EDL will not be allowed to fundraise for us.

"It's the same for any political party, we don't allow political fundraising. As a charity, we're non-political."

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