John Taylor 'won't give in' despite FRSB verdict

Complainant considers further action after Fundraising Standards Board rejects appeal over Race for Life decision

Race for Life
Race for Life

John Taylor, whose complaint against Cancer Research UK for not allowing men to enter Race for Life events was rejected by the Fundraising Standards Board, is considering whether to take further action with the complaint after his attempt at an appeal was rejected.

Taylor had argued that CRUK breached the Fundraising Promise adopted by FRSB members because it was not "fair and reasonable" to exclude men from the events. The complaint was dismissed by the FRSB board.

In an email to Alistair McLean, chief executive of the FRSB, Taylor said he was unable to move on from the FRSB's decision because of "confusing, conflicting statements" in the report of the decision.

McLean told Third Sector there was no appeal process available in the FRSB complaints procedure. He said a final decision had been made by the board after considering the case "at great length".

Taylor said he would be considering whether to try to take further action, such as taking the case to a court, over the coming weeks.

He said he had been in touch with the Equality and Human Rights Commission about the matter. "John Taylor never gives in," he added.

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