Netizen 24 GBR: Oxfam sex scandal: Companies consider whether to cancel multi-million pound donations

By On February 14, 2018

Oxfam sex scandal: Companies consider whether to cancel multi-million pound donations

Paul Morgan-Bentley, Head of Investigations

The Times

  • Oxfam
Marks & Spencer raised £16.2 million for Oxfam between 2008 and 2015, including through a clothes swap opened by Joanna Lumley
Marks & Spencer raised £16.2 million for Oxfam between 2008 and 2015, including through a clothes swap opened by Joanna LumleyJOHN STILLWELL/PA

Oxfam is facing a growing backlash from multi-million pound donors, corporate sponsors and charities in the wake of its sex abuse scandal.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is reviewing whether it should continue to allow children to work in Oxfam shops following allegations of abuse in them.

Marks & Spencer, which has helped to raise more than £16 million for the charity since 2008, said today it was keeping a “very very close eye” on developments before deciding on any action.

Other major donors including Visa, Heathrow, the Co-op Bank and the Innocent drinks company are also seeking urgent reassurances from Oxfam after the revelations in The Times that aid workers sexually exploited women in Haiti. More than 1,270 people have cancelled their monthly donations.

Source: Google News

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