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Sunday 22 October 2017

THE scandal-hit Central Remedial Clinic has axed its flagship fundraising drive, the Santa Bear Appeal.

THE scandal-hit Central Remedial Clinic has axed its flagship fundraising drive, the Santa Bear Appeal.

The charity has decided to scrap the famous teddy bears as part of a review of its fundraising strategy following the controversy over so-called salary top-ups.

The disabilities charity was rocked by revelations that some senior executives, including former CEO Paul Kiely (inset), were paid top-ups from cash that was donated to the organisation's fundraising arm.

The new CRC boss Stephanie Manahan told the Herald that the CRC is reviewing fundraising and that while the charity is "proud" of the "tradition and symbolism" of the bears, they are being dropped as part of this process.

While she said the appeal has been "a critical fundraising tool", the CRC now wants to focus on "planning the future".

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