In the wake of the collapse of the President’s Club after a stag event at which female hostesses were groped and propositioned and sex workers were said to circulate, Great Ormond Street Hospital claimed that it would pay back charitable donations made by the club, thought to total more than £500,000.

This was because they did not wish their good name to be associated with the sleazy goings-on. However since then they have paused to reconsider their position in the light of donor threats to withdraw support and questions such as why innocent and sick children should suffer because of the scandal.

The “dirty money” dilemma is certainly one classic one faced by the sector, and it will be interesting to see how GOSH resolves it (reader’s views welcome).

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