LETTER : A fair share of Diana's fund

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Sir: Do donors to Princess Diana's Memorial Fund expect the money to go to unlikely bodies simply because she supported them recently, at the expense of those true humanitarian concerns with which Diana was clearly in sympathy?

A fairer way forward would be for all charities to be allowed the opportunity to gain funding on the merits of their work and proposals. Opening the fund up in this way should involve a proper administration somewhat like that already established - with much time and cost - by bodies such as the National Lottery Charities Board. If the NLCB were used, then more of Diana's fund would reach those she would have wished it to, rather than being spent on duplicating existing systems.


Director, Relief Fund for Romania

London W1