Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Woolwich: Help For Heroes Rejects EDL Cash

The Help for Heroes charity has said it will not accept money raised by English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson.

A Just Giving website page which Mr Robinson, who also uses the name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, set up after last week's murder of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich was shut down after talks between administrators and the forces charity.

Before it was closed down more than £3,300 had been pledged to the EDL leader, who said he was planning a 17-mile sponsored walk from Westminster to the scene of the killing "to lay a wreath in support of our troops".