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

Tranent Children's Gala parade 2013

Tranent Children's Gala parade 2013

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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