Charity must tread carefully over £2.3m outlay on building
The biggest error any charity can make is to lose the confidence of either its volunteers or its donors. Action Cancer therefore needs to tread carefully after its decision to buy a new treatment centre at a reported cost of £2.3m.
The purchase of the former IFA headquarters in Belfast has not been met with universal approval, even if the funding came from a legacy. The management of the charity must address the dissent coming from some volunteers as these are the people who willingly stand on street corners in terrible weather rattling their collection tins.
If the move remains controversial then its effects could be felt in those same tins.