The founder of Shelterbox has spoken in public for the first time since he was controversially sacked from the Cornish charity.
Shelterbox said Tom Henderson had been dimissed for trying to place an order with a firm which had links to his son without telling the charioty's board.
Today [Thursday], Mr Henderson told ITV West Country he hadn't tried to set up a deal and he had done nothing illegal.
The Cornish charity Shelterbox has today revealed for the first time why it sacked its founder Tom Henderson. It said he tried to set up a six hundred and fifty thousand pound contract with a company run by his son to supply goods to the charity.
Tom Henderson strenuously denies any wrongdoing. Steve Hardy reports.
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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.
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.
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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.
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