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  • #124934

    wrexview
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    The only Trustee of the Frank Wingett Cancer Releief Fund I can see is Simon Wingett, can’t see any others or independent ones.

    #124957

    wrexview
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    No web cast !

    #124966

    wrexview
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    Planning Application approved for another five years.

    #124985
    Daave63
    Daave63
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    Mr Wingett took to the airwaves of BBC Shropshire, and proclaimed : “the project should be seen as on a level of the Eiffel Tower or Christ The Redeemer in Rio”
    What you talking about Wingetts? You plonker!

    #150674

    wrexview
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    https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/cancer-charity-donates-no-money-14771625

    The shop has closed in the Maelor Hospital and no donations to the hospital for some time!

    #150679

    wxmlad
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    Seems to me that Mr Wingett has a lot of questions to answer.

    My question would be, How much money have you & your wife taken out for expenses & consultancy fees?

    #150686

    Council Watcher
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    It is quite surprising that this has taken so long to get into the general public domain – clearly, some very disgruntled volunteers have brought it to the attention of the media.

    The Charity Commission is so slow on picking up on charities that don’t file accounts which surely would be the starting int- continuing not to file should have triggered alarm bells considering the level of funds that had been held.

    The whole Dragon project appears to have been a vanity project that has had little merit and so distant from the original aims of the charity to be non-existent.

    Why do some people become sucked into vanity schemes of this nature and then lose sight of what they are supposed to be doing – raising funds for people with cancer to relieve their suffering?

    #150695
    Rob
    Rob
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    Looking back at http://www.wrexham.com/news/65-metre-chirk-dragon-project-looks-for-extra-five-years-to-commence-124906.html which mentioned the then long overdue accounts I note that with the latest update on the charity commission website it pushes a set of accounts off the list on http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/CharityWithoutPartB.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=511057&SubsidiaryNumber=0

    The 2012 set can be found here for now: http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Accounts/Ends57/0000511057_AC_20120630_E_C.PDF

    The 2012 figure of ยฃ2548 is mentioned in the Daily Post report, however the 2011 figure of ยฃ24k is not as I think it is no longer easily accessible via the public interface:

    (Wrexham.com'er - email us on news@wrexham.com)

    #150704

    Council Watcher
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    I wonder what interest if any do the Wingett family have in the consultancy firm that has been employed at ยฃ200k for feasibility work- as there are no public accounts available this at this stage it is unknown but is bound to be an avenue the Charity Commission will explore.

    #150752
    Rob
    Rob
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    BBC have run a story, no mention of the Daily Post story that presumably triggered it (!) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-44453522

    (Wrexham.com'er - email us on news@wrexham.com)

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