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The curious case of DHG just got even curiouser

The curious case of DHG just got even curiouser

By on June 15, 2016 in Charities, Investigations with 0 Comments

The curious story of the Docklands Handicapped Group (DHG), the charity that was not a charity but was still paid £300k in grants for a decade, has turned to farce as those who reported the issue are now being investigated by the police as a result of an allegation of tampering with the post  – made […]

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Local charity worker honoured by Queen with MBE

Local charity worker honoured by Queen with MBE

By on June 11, 2016 in Charities, News with 0 Comments

Lorraine Dooley has been made a Member of the British Empire in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours list for her many years work running the Tower Hamlets Opportunity Group (THOG) in Limehouse.LW can attest to the energy and commitment of Mrs Dooley MBE after a recent visit to THOG which was founded in 1986. Well done Lorraine!Despite […]

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Criminal record of Docklands Handicapped Group founder revealed

Criminal record of Docklands Handicapped Group founder revealed

Exclusive: In March 2016 LW reported on an unusual situation whereby Tower Hamlets council had paid £300,000 in funds to Docklands Handicapped Group – a charity that did not exist – for a period of ten years. . A council investigation into this is underway.As reported records for Docklands Handicapped Group give an address of […]

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Payments to Docklands Handicapped Group

Payments to Docklands Handicapped Group

For context please see this story.

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Investigation into £300k payments to Tower Hamlets charity

Investigation into £300k payments to Tower Hamlets charity

Tower Hamlets council has started an investigation into payments of over £300,000 to a non-existent local charity for ten years despite repeated warnings. Docklands Handicapped Group was removed from the Charity Commission register in March 2000.

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