Smiling Faces Children’s Foundation: whither the Head of Fundraising and Support Aid?

  1. On 16 July 2014, I reported my suspicions about a new children’s charity, Smiling Faces Children’s Foundation (SFCF) and its official professional fundraiser, Support Aid. Celebrity Valerie Singleton is patron of SFCF.
  2. There I described how at that date the Support Aid website, www.supportaid.co.uk, suddenly said only: “Website under revision”. It still does today (18 July 2014, 17:30).
  3. But there have been changes to the SFCF website, http://smilingfaces.org.uk, since that first post two days ago. Then the homepage still had a link to the Support Aid website accompanied by a picture of a yellow Mini car. Both the link and the picture appeared in the yellow panel labelled “Fundraising partners”. But at today, both have disappeared from the yellow panel: it now says only “TBA” beneath “Fundraising partners”.
  4. But it’s not just the SFCF homepage that’s been altered. SFCF Head of Fundraising, Christopher Marsh, has now vanished from the charity’s About Us page, http://smilingfaces.org.uk/about/. Previously, there was a photo and a two-sentence biography – see the page at 14 June 2014: http://www.freezepage.com/1402761133YMOCYAQGWR.
  5. My 16 July 2014 post revealed how SFCF and Support Aid are not really independent (see para six there). Mr Marsh is sole director of the company youcanwinacar.com. The company is non-trading. Brian Campbell, Commercial Director of Support Aid, was also a director of youcanwinacar.com for the last six months of 2013.
  6. SFCF hasn’t accounted for these changes, let alone documented them. At today, the most recent item – the only item in fact – in its news section is dated 15 April 2014: http://smilingfaces.org.uk/news/. The homepage directs us there for its “latest news and updates”.
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