Accessible Aid For Heroes: Response that doesn’t answer the question

  1. On 28 April 2014, I emailed chair and founder John Kelly to ask how much of the “prize draw” ticket price goes to the charity. (https://dralexmay.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/accessible-aid-for-heroes-how-much-of-the-ticket-price-goes-to-the-charity/)
  2. Having heard nothing a week later (5 May 2014), I emailed him again for the proportion. I also copied my message to the other three trustees, inviting a response from any of them. (https://dralexmay.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/accessible-aid-for-heroes-a-week-later-i-ask-again/)
  3. On 6 May 2014, I received a response from Mr Kelly: “May I apologise for not getting back to you sooner. I have recently suffered a heart attack and in recover [sic]. We have appointed a fundraising agency BOL, and pay them a small set figure and use volunteers for all our collections. All funds collected or donated is 100% charity fundraising.”
  4. As you can see, Mr Kelly failed to answer the question I asked in my 28 April 2014 email. On 7 May 2014, I replied and asked again: how much of the prize draw ticket price goes to the charity? This message was copied to the other three trustees.
  5. There has been no response (at 10 May 2014).
  6. It’s bad enough that the “prize draw” Terms and Conditions on its website don’t say how much of the ticket price goes to the charity. (http://www.accessnetwork.org/page/prize-draw.html) But Accessible Aid For Heroes also refuses to disclose the proportion on request, it seems.
  7. Without openness and transparency, should we trust Accessible Aid For Heroes?
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