Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity confirms it will keep £360,000 donations from the controversial Presidents Club

A CHILDREN’S hospital charity has confirmed it will keep £365,000 in past donations from the controversial Presidents Club.

Guy's and St Thomas' Charity, which funds Evelina London Children’s Hospital, said it could not return them “in line with our charitable objects”.

It earlier said it would return previous donations after a men-only dinner at The Dorchester hotel last month was followed by claims hostesses had been groped.

The charity confirmed it will not accept around £400,000 pledged at this year’s fund-raising event.

Chief executive Kieron Boyle said: “Given the nature of reported activity at the Presidents Club fund-raising event, we are not accepting donations from the event.”

He said the historic donations would be retained following detailed guidance from the Charity Co­mmission.

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, which also pledged to return past funds, remains in talks with the Charity Commission.

The hospital confirmed on Monday it is in discussions with the Charity Commission and will consider its position at a trustee meeting in March.

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