Talk:Help for Heroes

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Critique[edit]

This page should have a section on criticism of this 'charity', its association with the right-wing media, its politicised name etc. To avoid potentially libelous content, would anyone be interesting in starting a draft page and reviewing it until we can get a mandate. I shall start a minimal section on the page and we can add to that from there before refering to specifics. Mtaylor848 (talk) 16:07, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

I've reverted your section [1]. Although you provided sources, they don't back up the claims made. E.g., you cannot just link to the Sun, to support a claim that the charity gets criticised for its association with the Sun. Similarly, there is not much point using a source to support the claim that it has been criticised for harming support for the british legion, when the actual source says both charities are doing well, and finally, you cannot theorise about why people might be giving donations to h4h and not the legion, by linking to an irrelevant story which is really about the BNP's activities, with barely any mention of h4h. A critisism section is fine if you a), make sure what you say is actually backed by the sources provided, and b), that the section does not give undue weight to any criticisms described. MickMacNee (talk) 23:34, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
It definitely seems dodgy that there's no controversy section of this EDL-supported organisation. Turkeyphant 23:40, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Agree with the need for a 'controversy' section addressing the growing outrage that the donations received by this charity have effectively been used as an alternative to centralised government funding via the MOD - in that it has been used to construct buildings the MOD has clearly needed since the Crimean War. This has become focussed as a criticism of the Government however,regardless of political shade, and not a criticism of the charity.80.42.235.80 (talk) 22:31, 9 August 2012 (UTC)twl80.42.235.80 (talk) 22:31, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

Location of Headquarters[edit]

I would like to point out their headquarters are actually in Downton and not Salisbury as it says in the article. The article doesn't even mention the word Downton anywhere at all. I think the reason for this confusion might be because Downton is a small village near Salisbury, so all Downton addresses say Salisbury on them even though it's not part of Salisbury. I'm not going to edit the article, but I think this needs to be a change that's looked into. (Ezza1995) 16:32, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

No one has edited the article in the last few day, so I made the adjustment myself. On the official website of Help for Heroes, they list their address as "Help for Heroes, 14 Parkers Close, Downton Business Centre, Downton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 3RB" (http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/how-we-help/about-us/contact-us/) From this, it appears that Downton is part of Salisbury, but just by looking at a map (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Help+for+Heroes+Donations/@50.997969,-1.757383,14z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x487393353e65d093:0xf86ea012ac6b256d?hl=en), you can clearly see that it isn't part of Salisbury, but instead, Downton is it's own village.However, because it says Salisbury on the address (mainly to help the royal mail) and Downton isn't a very ell known place, I've decided to state that Downton is near Salisbury. Ezza1995 (talk) 15:58, 7 August 2014 (UTC)