Tuesday 21 October 2014

Charity lets staff go as funds drop

Gordon Deegan

Published 20/05/2014 | 02:30

CHARITY Bothar has had to make over a third of its staff redundant after a sharp downturn in donations.

Currently, the Limerick-based charity is supporting 64 programmes in 20 poverty stricken countries across the world. However, the charity confirmed yesterday that seven of its 19 staff have been made redundant after Christmas donations fell 15pc "due to the controversies in the run-up to this critical period for all charities".

The spokesman said that the action was unfortunately unavoidable after "2013 was another extremely challenging year for charities".

Donations at many charities plunged after controversies surrounding Rehab and the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC).

Irish Independent

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