Category Archives: Charity

Charities’ support centre under threat from latest flats scheme

Around a dozen locally based charities and support groups face being evicted from their offices or having access to vital facilities withdrawn, as the owner wants to convert two floors of the Croydon Carers’ Support Centre on George Street into … Continue reading

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Make a splash for cash: Purley Swimathon back for 33rd year

The Purley Swimathon will be diving head-first into another charity fund-raising venture next March, when teams of swimmers set off to help boost charities’ cash reserves. Since 1988, the Purley Swimathon – organised by Purley Rotary – has helped to … Continue reading

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Serious Fraud Office investigating SPAC links to 50 companies

Extent of fraud investigations into controversial church are revealed, as national newspaper follows up on Inside Croydon’s story, and further disturbing allegations begin to emerge over child-safeguarding The Serious Fraud Office has been investigating the cult-like SPAC Nation since February, … Continue reading

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Old Coulsdon Christmas lights switch-on, Nov 23

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Charity Commission probes SPAC for breaking ‘no politics’ rule

Now the subject of fraud investigations, the controversial SPAC Nation church is also under threat of losing its status as a registered charity, too, which could cost it an estimated £250,000 per year SPAC Nation, the money-grabbing cult-like church who … Continue reading

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Gates Foundation boosts Rotary Club’s collection to fight polio

More than £1,300 was raised to help eradicate polio around the world at an event staged last week by the Rotary Club of Croydon. The World’s Greatest Meal event, with guest speaker Trudi Hilton, saw members donate hundreds of pounds, … Continue reading

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‘Don’t call us cult-like’ says cult-like SPAC Nation

A cult-like church group which has been dabbling in right-wing politics says that it objects to being called “cult-like”. The press office of the SPAC Nation has written to Inside Croydon, objecting to the description of their organisation as cult-like, … Continue reading

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