'Not allowed to give to charity'
By xebnotlaw | Thursday, January 24, 2013, 12:47
Or even raise awareness. That was the message to a Tunbridge Wells resident from popular crowd funding website Kickstarter yesterday who are now removing the project from their pages.
Rebecca Walton, a 23 year old with agoraphobia from Tunbridge Wells has been tirelessly raising money for a mental health awareness project that has captured the hearts of the media, locals and the press. She is putting together a book full of people's stories, pictures and poems to help raise awareness for mental health as well as funds for charities such as the Mental Health Foundation, Mind and Time to Change.
She has since been told that her project will not allowed to be on the crowd funding website any more due to breaching their 'anti charity rules' and has had to look around for another platform that allows charity projects.
Luckily, IndieGoGo; another large crowd funding website has allowed Rebecca's project but it does mean starting all over again. Hopefully this time round the project will be a success, especially with the amount of support from residents and local businesses!