Presidents Club scandal: the sector's reaction

People and organisations from the charity sector unite to condemn the headline-making fundraising event

The fall-out from the Presidents Club charity event has continued to make the headlines after revelations that hostesses were allegedly subject to sexual harassment at the men-only fundraising dinner.

The scandal has led to the closure of the Presidents Club, itself a charity, as well as the decision by Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity to return the money it received from the event. Questions were raised in the House of Commons about the dinner and pressure has mounted on government minister Nadhim Zahawi, who attended the evening but claims to have left early. 

As expected, there has been plenty of reaction from the voluntary sector, with many people and organisations turning to Twitter to express anger, incredulity and sadness that an event of this kind not only existed nowadays but that it had also caused unwanted negative publicity for charities.

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