Make Swindon Council donate £4K Race For Life parking charges to Cancer Research UK
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A local incident, a big issue:
MONEY SHOULD NOT BE MADE OUT OF CHARITY EVENTS UNLESS IT GOES TO THE CAUSE
Swindon Borough Council (SBC) has discretion to waive large charity event parking fees and has done, for Santa Runs and Dragon Boat racing. But the day Race For Life was raising money for Cancer Research; it seems the council got greedy, pocketing £4K while people queued in lines up to 70 deep to pay to park!
I for one think SBC should make a goodwill donation of all parking profits from that event to Cancer Research, don't you? If you think so, please sign this petition for SBC to:
A) Donate the estimated £4,000 raised from the event parking charges directly to Cancer Research UK. (Don't forget to Gift Aid it please SBC!)
B) Match that donation out of goodwill and to discourage any similar greedy/silly policies being enacted in the future.
I am guessing that SBC hopes after a few angry calls/emails the whole thing will 'blow over' and it's back to business as usual.
You're helping draw a line in the sand now to stop it happening again at other charity events in the future, perhaps also by other councils.
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