Hindley's donation was passed on to children's society

Myra Hindley gave money earned while in prison to the Catholic Children's Society (Westminster).

p>In his Third Sector column this week, Peter Stanford reveals he visited Hindley in jail and made a £5 donation to the charity on her behalf.

The charity was unaware of the original source of the donation. "It was not their decision, it was a decision I made," said Stanford.

The society said it would have accepted the donation if it had come directly from Hindley. Director Jim Richards explained: "If it was acquired in a way that caused or could lead to harm we wouldn't take it. But she would have raised this money through hard work while in prison.

"She did great wrong but we shouldn't criticise her for the little reparation she tried to make."

See Opinion p16.

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