20 APR 2017
The event was arranged by the Safer Living Foundation and featured a bouncy castle, face painting and live band
Disgusted parents have slammed a ‘family fun day’ organised to raise money for a charity supporting the rehabilitation of paedophiles .
The event, which took place on April 15, was arranged by the Safer Living Foundation, and featured a bouncy castle, face painting and live band.
The charity says its aims are to reduce sexual re-offending – but some locals said they were “disgusted” by what the event was raising money for and were not properly informed, the Nottingham Post reports.
One mum, Grace Le Sueur, said: “As a parent I am disgusted that they didn’t make people aware of what the charity actually supported. It’s plain wrong.
“Family fun days shouldn’t be about supporting such charities.
“I wish we had never gone. If I’d have known this I certainly wouldn’t have. I’m surprised they hosted it.”
Another said: “Absolutely disgusting. Once a sex offender always a sex offender. Absolutely vile.”
Others were more positive about the work that is carried out by the charity.
One post said: “How come negative feedback is being directed at those volunteers who gave up their time to help an award winning prevention charity?
“Has anyone thought to actually ask the charity how they plan to use any money raised?”
Another added: “Looking at it, this charity isn’t set up in any way to benefit paedophiles more to minimalise any further re-offending and keep communities safer.”