- 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/)
- 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/)
- 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.”
- 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.
- There has been no response (at 10 May 2014).
- 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.
- Without openness and transparency, should we trust Accessible Aid For Heroes?