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Sunday 19 November 2017

Stretched charity to keep cash raised at Pamplona event

Mark O'Regan

Mark O'Regan

A LEADING charity will accept money raised from the controversial Pamplona bull run in Spain – because it is desperate for cash.

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) insists it will keep money raised from the event, despite criticism by animal rights activists.

The charity has defended its decision to accept the money which has already been raised by Beanna Seacht – a team of seven Irish adventurers who took part in the notorious week-long bull running festival – before the group decided to end their involvement in this type of fundraising.

"We receive zero funding from the Government for Childline. We desperately need every single cent we receive," said fundraising manager, Mary Gamble. "We won't be refunding it, we absolutely need everything we get."

Irish Independent

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