Please read the LEGAL BIT below before donating! The money is actually going to The Trussell Trust :)
On March 10th 2017, a court ruled that the amazing and beautiful Daily Mail columnist Katie Hopkins had libelled food blogger and poverty campaigner Jack Monroe on Twitter in 2015.
This OUTRAGEOUS decision is set to cost Katie £324,000 in legal fees and damages.
We believe that having to find such an enormous sum of money could jeopardise Katie's glittering career in journalism, and we are not prepared to sit here and watch her disappear from our screens and newspapers!
Therefore, we hope to raise the full £324,000 as a matter of urgency so that Katie doesn't have to endure any financial hardship as a result of this massive injustice.
LEGAL BIT: We're actually going to give the money to The Trussell Trust - a FANTASTIC cause who help to provide foodbanks all over the UK. Because irony ... REMEMBER TO GIFT AID!!!!
This initiative is 100% the work of Southend News Network, with all funds being donated to The Trussell Trust through the JustGiving platform. Although they will be receiving all of your lovely donations and hopefully a tonne of Gift Aid, this is NOT an official Trussell Trust campaign.
We are doing everything that we can to help after the lovely Katie fell for one of our SPOOF stories about the M25 being closed for a whole week so that people could have a 'fitness and endurance' race around it. Find out more once you have donated at http://bit.ly/2nqcDV6
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