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Monday, 22 June 2015

Does Help for Heroes fall foul of s 5 of the Public Order Act 1986?

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1986/64/section/5

5 Harassment, alarm or distress.

(1)A person is guilty of an offence if he—
(a)uses threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour, or
(b)displays any writing, sign or other visible representation which is threatening, abusive or insulting,within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress thereby.

http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/how-we-help/

HOW WE HELP OUR HEROES
Our mission is to deliver an enduring national network of support for our wounded and their families. We will inspire and enable those who have made sacrifices on our behalf to achieve their full potential.
The war in Afghanistan may be over, but for those who have suffered life-changing injuries, their battles are just beginning.
We've estimated that, of the 220,560 individuals deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2014, up to 75,000 servicemen and women (and their families) may need our support in the future. We will not let them fight these battles alone.


https://www.gov.uk/how-to-choose-a-charity-name

avoid using words or acronyms that could cause offence in English or another language – the commission won’t register charities with names that could be offensive



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