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Fury after Lottery fund snubs British Legion

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 12:46 PM

War veterans condemned the Heritage Lottery Fund yesterday for funding pacifists while refusing to support a school poppy project.

The Peace Pledge Union, which distributes controversial white poppies, was awarded a £95,800 grant for a project to honour  conscientious objectors.

It follows the lottery fund's refusal to fund a £92,200 Royal British Legion scheme to help children seed millions of poppies.


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Posted 09 November 2013 - 01:12 PM

the lottery fund seems to always snub the worthy. its not the first or the last time we shall hear such a story.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 02:13 PM

They have a long history of funding controversial causes. (Fortunately, not with my money!)

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:50 PM

Yet another case in Britain of "Who the Gods wish to destroy they first make mad"

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