A leading children’s charity is facing a crisis after three of its directors resigned amid an apparent row over funding, it was revealed yesterday.And it couldn’t happen to a more deserving ‘charity’!
… concerns about the way the charity is run are understood to have led some senior managers to raise issues with its board of trustees. The resignations of interim finance director Diane Hamilton, human resources chief Adrian Stones and director of development Mandy Lloyd then followed.Heh! Get out of this one if you can, Camila!
A statement from Kids Company said: ‘It was with great regret that they felt unable to continue working within the organisation because of the uncertainty of funding, which led to high levels of stress in the workplace which was unsustainable.’Right, right. It’s all the fault of that wicked government, isn’t it?
But a source close to the directors reportedly said: ‘These departures are a direct result of these employees’ doubts about the future of Kids Company ... The trustees were told of their doubts but they don’t seem to have reacted at all.’Oh boy! Now there’s blood in the water, will the sharks begin circling?
Miss Batmanghelidjh said that an independent audit in 2014 showed ‘the charity was well run but lacked funding’. But critics have questioned whether it is over-staffed – it employs around 600 people.I look forward to this story developing.