Chairman speaks after sacking of former Chief Executive
The Cornish charity ShelterBox will this afternoon reveal why it sacked its founder Tom Henderson.
Cornish aid charity Shelterbox, has issued this statement in response to concerns about some of its partners withdrawing their support
The founder of ShelterBox has rejected claims by the charity that he posed a risk to its future.
The charity claims that it sacked Tom Henderson because he tried to set up a contract with a company run by his son to supply goods to the charity, but Tom Henderson and his son John deny the allegations.
– Tom and John Henderson
We strenuously deny the claims made against us. We say ShelterBox has no evidence to its allegations. Tom Henderson is abroad at the moment. We will consider the allegations and and give our response in the near future.
Shelterbox said it had to act against Mr Henderson because he posed a risk to the charity.
The Cornish charity ShelterBox this afternoon revealed why it sacked its founder Tom Henderson. It said Mr Henderson had tried to set up a contract with a company run by his son to supply goods to the charity.
It said his son's company would have made £650,000 from the deal. ShelterBox said they were not consulted about the possible contract.
ITV West Country has learned that the founder of Shelterbox is suing the Cornish charity.
Tom Henderson was sacked from his post as chief executive earlier this year. He is taking his case to an industrial tribunal claiming he was wrongly and unfairly dismissed.
Mr Henderson is still waiting for the result of an internal investigation by the charity after he appealed against his sacking.
Jonty Messer interviewed John Diksa, the Head of Shelterbox France over the internet. They discussed concerns surrounding the Helston-based aid charity
ShelterBox centres are threatening to withhold their donations over the sacking of the charity's founder Tom Henderson.
21 centres around the world may take the action. The Cornish charity is yet to confirm why Mr Henderson was sacked.
Donations make up 60% of the charity's funding.