Charities may not always like the ways donations are raised, but it can be hard to hand money back
Imagine you are a fundraiser for a small charity working with people with brain damage. You need every penny you can raise for your fantastic cause. So what do you do when a group of local supporters suggests holding a boxing match that will potentially bring in thousands of pounds?
That’s the kind of dilemma faced every week by UK charities. Sometimes, these dilemmas make it into the headlines, such as last year’s row over whether a health trust in Shropshire should have turned down money for heart-testing equipment because it was raised by men dressed as female nurses.