Thursday, 23 June 2011

Snail’s Pace?

Marathon snail man Lloyd Scott sacked for not raising enough money

He hoped to raise at least £100,000 for Action for Kids but the charity said it received only about £20,000.

The 49-year-old former footballer, from Essex, has raised more than £5million for charity over the years and suffered nose bleeds and vomiting whilst completing this year's London marathon dressed as Brian the Snail.

Shocked at the decision he said: ‘I don’t think it has been handled in an appropriate manner. Anybody would deserve to be treated better,

'The trustees made their decision just 11 days after I'd finished the marathon,
'I hadn't recovered fully and was unable to fulfil the potential of the event.'

The charity said losses were incurred as a result of providing publicity and support but Mr Scott claimed he was unable to raise as much as he had hoped because of the poor financial climate.

'He was given notice according to his contract with us, due to losses incurred in his latest marathon, explained Action For Kids founder Sally Bishop.
'Whilst Lloyd's involvement in the marathon significantly raised our profile it did not result in any increased funding, and in fact, cost the charity several thousand pounds,

'Our priority is always to our donors, and the children and families we support. So it is with regret we had to take this decision.'

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