Scores of people have donated to London's Great Ormond Street children's hospital (GOSH) after it promised to return donations from a charity that held a fundraising dinner where young female hostesses were allegedly sexually harassed.
After the Financial Times published an undercover report alleging that staff were "groped, sexually harassed and propositioned" at a charity dinner held by the Presidents Club Charitable Trust last week, GOSH said it would return any cash it received from the trust and would no longer accept its donations.
GOSH has received several hundred thousand pounds from the Presidents Club in recent years, including some £500,000 between 2014 and 2016, some of which it spent on a high dependency unit.
While some observers questioned why the hospital should return the money, others were quick to donate to make up the shortfall:
The Presidents Club says it has raised more than £20 million for projects to help underprivileged children since its foundation 33 years ago. It has pledged to investigate the allegations. In a statement a spokesperson said: "The Presidents Club recently hosted its annual dinner, raising several million pounds for disadvantaged children.
"The organisers are appalled by the allegations of bad behaviour at the event asserted by the Financial Times reporters. Such behaviour is totally unacceptable. The allegations will be investigated fully and promptly and appropriate action taken."
None of the other beneficiaries contacted by BuzzFeed News had said whether they would also return donations at the time of publication.
Great Ormond Street wouldn't comment on exactly how much money it intends to return.