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David Cameron defends decision to give £3m to Kids Company

David Cameron has defended the decision to give a £3 million Government grant to Kids Company against the advice of civil servants, insisting it was the "right thing to do" to give the charity "one last chance".

The charity was forced to shut its doors on Wednesday after funding ran out, amid allegations of financial mismanagement, which it denies.

Kids Company workers and supporters marched to the gates of Downing Street on Friday protesting the closure of the charity.

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Kids Company boss: Abuse allegations 'are invalid'

Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh has said she is "devastated" for the children that will be affected by the closure of the charity.

She told reporters allegations of abuse were unfounded, saying, "listen, I promise you, they're invalid. They are completely invalid."

When asked how she felt about the charity's demise, she said: "It doesn't matter how I feel. It's the devastation that this circus has caused the children. That's what people should be worried about."

Asked if she accepted any responsibility, she conceded: "I accept that I didn't raise enough money".

Ms Batmanghelidjh also insisted the story behind the collapse of Kids Company "would come out".

"It's much more complicated than people think and that will come out. I will produce the evidence for it", she added.

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