One of my wonderful team (WT) came in to my office earlier. This was the conversation between us…
WT: What are we going to do about the guy who has done a skydive for us?
Me: How much did he raise?
Me: God. That isn’t a huge amount.
Me: Don’t they cost a few hundred quid to do, with the surplus you raise going to charity?
Me: So he basically covered the cost of his sky dive using the Red Cross name, but actually he has only raised €20 more than the cost for the skydive.
Me: In other words, he has got money from people to pay for his skydive, and they think it is coming to charity.
Me: Did he contact us before hand so we could have had a conversation with him to head off something like this happening?
Me: Ok. Send it back.
WT: Send it back?
Me: Yes. Send the money back. I don’t want to be a part of this.
WT: Me neither.