Please refresh the page and retry. A charity that made unauthorised payments and failed to keep proper records of decision-making is the first to have received an official warning from the Charity Commission. The warning is the first made by the charity watchdog since it received the power in November last year, in the wake of scandals including the death of Olive Cooke, a poppy-seller who killed herself after receiving 3, charity mailings in a year.
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My family has a history of breast cancer. In the early 90s, my mum discovered that over the generations it had been the cause of death of 14 of our female relatives. Luckily after a double mastectomy Helen recovered, but the experience had a big impact on me.
Issuing an official warning to the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline sends a clear message that poor governance won't be tolerated, writes our senior reporter. It took more than eight months, but the Charity Commission has finally got an opportunity to use its new powers to issue an official warning. In fact, between and the charity regularly spent less than 6 per cent of its income on charitable activities. Such low amounts going to the cause are concerning on their own, but it is the charity's lack of knowledge about the rules regarding payment to trustees that is arguably the most worrying.
And in the same period only 2. During that period she was also a trustee. Other than these periods she has worked full time on a voluntary basis.
My genetics clinic gave me details of the below to contact as I am keen to speak with other women who have had preventive breast surgery or who are thinking of going ahead with it. The help line is run by Wendy Watson and is open for anyone who wishes to discuss any aspect of hereditary breast cancer, there is also some very useful information on the website. Wendy discovered she had the BRCA gene 20 years ago and she decided to have a bi-lateral mastectomy,her daughter Becky also tested positive and she too took the same option at the age of only
A charity which made unauthorised payments and failed to keep proper records of decision-making is the first to have received an official warning from the Charity Commission. The Derbyshire-based National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline was set up by Wendy Watson in after she underwent a pre-emptive double mastectomy four years earlier, when she was The procedure became more well-known after Hollywood actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie had the operation to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer.
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On 3 Julythe Charity Commission the 'Commission' published its case report on the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline the 'Charity' further to its decision to issue an official warning to the Charity on 25 April The power to issue official warnings was introduced by the Charities Protection and Social Investment Act and came into force on 1 November last year, and this is the first time that the Commission has used this power. The Commission carried out a detailed study of the Charity's latest accounts and identified a number of concerns relating to the management of the Charity's finances.