Crime good for charities

first_imgCrime good for charities Howard Lake | 4 September 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  18 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charities in the Irish Republic gained almost €1.5 million last year from people who broke the law, according to the court service.Under the rules of the Irish court service payments are directed to the ‘poor box’ as a form of punishment offered by judges on a discretionary basis as a condition of final sentences. Last year the big winner from the poor box was St Vincent de Paul who received €128,500, followed by hospices who got €78,000, with a range of garda charities receiving €60,000.Goal, Guide Dogs for the Blind, the Red Cross and Merchants Quay also received donations.Most of the money comes from defendants sentenced for public order charges, threatening or abusive behaviour and failure to comply with garda instructions. Tagged with: Ireland Law / policy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img

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