A worker for Hull charity Disability Sport Humber has been suspended after the charity discovered £21,000 had gone “missing” from its accounts.

The money was discovered to be missing in April. The charity has filed a serious incident report, and trustees say they are now reviewing the future of the charity in light of the missing funds.

While the identity of the member of staff is currently unknown, founder Daryl Jones posted to his private Facebook page apologising for misusing a portion of the charity’s funds according a post in the Hull Daily Mail.

The charity have released a statement: “The trustees of Disability Sports Humber regret to announce that they are reviewing the future of the charity as a result of financial concerns.

“The trustees have become aware that significant sums of money are missing from the charity’s account. After taking legal advice, the trustees have suspended one member of staff pending the outcome of a police investigation which is now under way.

“We are unable to provide any further information at the moment and would ask that any questions and communications from people affected by this situation should be directed to adrian@disabilitysportshumber.com.”

An event planned by the charity, the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Awards for Excellence in Disability Sports was due to be cancelled, but the Hilton hotel chain stepped in to sponsor it, ensuring it would go ahead at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Hull.

Image: Flickr/Mario Bollini

 

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