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Crowdfunder by wheelchair user who was attacked in Hull hits target straight away

Karl Dean: this image was taken shortly after the incident on August 23, showing the head injury he sustained.

A wheelchair-user who was tipped out of his chair in a disablist attack by a thug has launched a crowdfunding appeal to replace equipment that was damaged – and it has already hit its target.

Karl Dean asked for £3,000 to replace the talker machine he uses to communicate, along with his head switch.

He also wants to put CCTV cameras on his wheelchair. This Writer can only conclude that this is to ensure that anyone carrying out attacks in future may be identified easily afterwards.

The appeal has passed its target with 27 days left, thanks to contributions from 125 supporters.

It doesn’t surprise me. One of the commenters to the Vox Political Facebook page is a friend of Mr Dean and described him as “a lovely man”.

So I would urge anyone who wants to show their support to contribute a little to the crowdfunder as a sign of solidarity.

And a man has been arrested for the crime.

Alex Procter, 20, was set to appear at Hull Magistrates Court today (August 27), charged with causing Actual Bodily Harm, common assault and criminal damage.

If you want to contribute to the crowdfunder, please visit this site: I was tipped out of my wheelchair by cruel thugs – a Charities crowdfunding project in Hull by Karl Dean

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/mike-sivier-libel-fight/


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Hotel offers to house homeless over Christmas after hate call prompts rival’s sudden cancellation

Unwise: Bosses of the Britannia Royal Hotel in Hull cancelled a booking for a group of homeless people on the basis of a telephone call that they did not verify.

What can we say about the owners and managers of the Britannia Royal Hotel in Hull, after they cancelled a booking that would have given 28 homeless people a place to stay during Christmas?

Members of the public have been making their feelings known with an influx of negative reviews on the hotel’s TripAdvisor page (all now deleted) and on its Facebook page, which has also been deleted.

Non-profit community organisation Raise the Roof paid £1,092 for 14 rooms, to be used on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – but the hotel cancelled the booking – initially without explanation.

Fortunately, it seems another hotel was less squeamish about taking money to provide people with a room for a couple of nights.

The Doubletree by Hilton stepped in to offer its services – free of charge:

https://twitter.com/Dazzaroon/status/1074688913103642627

And the offer has been accepted:

As for the Britannia Royal: It did provide an explanation, eventually. Apparently somebody who claimed to be at a similar event organised by Raise the Roof at the Ibis Hotel in the city last year had contacted that hotel with a horror story – one that was not true, as you can read on the Raise the Roof Facebook page:

So it seems Raise the Roof – and the homeless people it was trying to help – were the victims of a hoax by somebody with an axe to grind.

Well, their plan backfired because the practical result is that the homeless people got rooms at a better hotel – and Raise the Roof’s GoFundMe crowdfunding page has received a huge influx of funding.

And for the Britannia Royal, the moral of the story is clear:

Always check the authenticity of allegations – it would not have been hard to contact Raise the Roof or Ibis. Failure to do so can cause serious harm to your own business.

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