Tranent Children’s Gala does not want payday lenders’ cash

Tranent Children's Gala parade 2013

Tranent Children's Gala parade 2013

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Organisers of Tranent Children’s Gala have decided not to accept donations or sponsorship from payday lending firms.

Committee chairman Colin McGinn said: “We are not comfortable receiving money from companies that take advantage of people in our community who may live in poverty.

“We just felt it was worth taking a stand.”

The committee’s decision has won support from MSP Iain Gray (Lab), who said: “I commend Tranent Children’s Gala Committee for its stance on this issue and hope that other community groups will follow suit.”

For full story, see this week’s East Lothian News.

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