Cancer charity manager charged after police financial probe

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A manager at a Scottish cancer charity has been arrested and charged after an investigation into financial irregularities at the organisation.

Police Scotland confirmed that 59-year-old Lindsay MacCallum, who worked for Rainbow Valley, was arrested last month.

A spokesperson for Rainbow Valley said the charity had supported the police investigation.

Rainbow Valley has spent about £600,000 in the past four years helping families in Glasgow affected by cancer, according to data held by the Scottish charity regulator.

Its latest annual report says the charity’s long-term aim is to build a facility for people living with cancer and their families to use in between and after hospital treatment.

Rainbow Valley’s income last year included £22,500 from the government’s furlough scheme.

MacCullum was one of only two full-time members of staff at the charity.

Rainbow Valley’s accounts for 2021/22 were due at the end of last month but have not yet been filed.

Police Scotland said: “A 59-year-old woman has been arrested and charged in relation to alleged financial irregularities involving a registered charity based in Milngavie.

“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

A spokesperson for the charity said: “The team at Rainbow Valley remains wholly committed to our purpose, our mission and our vision to empower those living with or affected by cancer.

“We have been fully supportive of Police Scotland with their investigation.

“The charity has brought so much joy into the lives of many people in the UK and will continue to do so into the future.”

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