by Rupert Insider
Koptalk is dominated right now with threads about Duncan Oldham’s latest publicity stunt – an appeal for cash and gift vouchers to allow him to waddle into our dear Alder Hey like the creepy candy man he is.
Alder Hey Children’s hospital is one of Liverpool’s finest institutions. I spent far too much time in it as a kid with acute infections and broken bones, as did some of my brothers and sister. I also know from family history how critical it’s Emergency Ward was in the post-war years when the National Health Service was in its infancy. So I know a lot about the deep affection in which it is held by the people of Liverpool.
The last thing any young LFC supporter or their family would want is a visit from Duncan Oldham from the SUN-loving Koptalk business.
There’s no excuse for it. He’s not from Liverpool. If he wants to dispense other peoples charity at Christmas let him start at home in Wallsend, Tyne-and-Wear where his website is or in Scarborough, North Yorkshire where his kids live with his estranged wife.
We all know how he has used his own young kids to promote his business through the years. It’s one of his fall-backs when he is in trouble. Now he’s proposing to use our Liverpool kids.
I can already hear the howls of protest. Rupert the Scrooge denying kids Christmas presents.
I recognise the genuine generosity and trust of those who are considering a donation to this appeal. But ask yourself, why Oldham, why Koptalk?
He has nothing to do with Liverpool – he is a stranger to its people and culture and football clubs. His S*n-loving site is an insult.
If you want to contribute you can send gifts directly to the hospital. And you will have the pleasure of receiving a personal thank you from those looking after the kids or from the kids themselves. Why spoil it by making it part of Oldham’s publicity campaign for his site?
And can you really trust this dodger with your money? We still haven’t seen an accounting for the last appeal he ran for a kid – Lauren , who he claimed was his cousin.
(At this point I became aware that Insider Insider has just posted his thoughts on the subject. He has drawn out some concerns about the lack of transparency in Oldham’s handling of other appeals. So I’d refer you to that. Scroll back to: Concern as ticket tout tries to collect money for charity.