Third Sector Podcast: Handling rejection

Rebecca and Russell find out what charities should consider when turning down or returning donations

Third Sector Podcast

This week, Third Sector's features and analysis writer Rebecca Cooney and senior reporter Russell Hargrave find out how and when charities should think about rejecting or giving back donations. 

They discuss two recent stories where charities faced this very dilemma: Save the Children's decision to turn down £750,000 from a fossil fuel company and the Imperial War Museum's decision to not to return a sizeable donation from Roman Abramovich after he was sanctioned by the UK government over the war in Ukraine.

And they speak to Sarah Williams, legal director at the law firm BDB Pitmans, about the regulatory issues charities need to consider when making such decisions.

This week's Good News Bulletin features Toby from South Gloucestershire, who is raising money for his local hospice by running 1km for every point conceded by the rugby team he supportsFortunately for the hospice, it's been a bad season for the Bristol Bears. 

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