JUSTGIVING, the website running a fundraising campaign for the family of murdered policeman PC Keith Palmer is set to bag £30,000 after refusing to waive its 5 per cent fee.
The fundraising page set up on the site by the Metropolitan Police Federation raised more than £600,000 within 24 hours of being set up.
This means that the site, which pocketed 5p on every pound donated, is likely to receive around £30,000 in administration fees.
Despite the site donating £10,000 to the fund when it was launched, it still means the company makes a hefty £20,000 profit.
One donor, who gave £30, wrote: “You gave your life serving your country and its people. I am one person in a sea of grateful individuals”.
Another, who gave £20, said simply: “Deepest sympathy”.
A third donor, who offered £10 to the fund, wrote: “Condolences”.