Local HIV+ man Paul Childs, parliamentary candidate for Riverside offered £500 of his £1000 damages to the Michael Causer Foundation after UKIP lost a law suit when one of their candidates wrongly accused him of wasting precious NHS resources.
Paul Childs, an airline cabin steward from South Liverpool chose the occasion of the Michael Causer Foundation’s Grand Final of Out On Stage at Constellations to hand over a £500 cheque as a half share of the damages he received after a homophobic insult by a fellow parliamentary candidate. He awarded the other £500 to the Terrence Higgins Trust to support its work with fellow HIV+ sufferers. The attached photograph shows our CEO Stuart St V Fitzgerald accepting the cheque from Paul Childs. Paul said “It gives me great pleasure to share this sum with the Michael Causer Foundation as it is doing so much good work across Merseyside to support the local LGBT community.
Stuart said “I am delighted to receive Paul’s donation on behalf of The Michael Causer Foundation, notwithstanding the appalling defamatory abuse he suffered which led to the court’s award. We will commit these resources to working with local young people in raising their awareness of the impact of homophobic abuse.”
The Michael Causer Foundation is now working with Paul to ensure the funds are invested locally in delivering services which will support local young LGBT people.
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