EDL leader Tommy Robinson started fundraising after the Woolwich murder on Wednesday, but a Help for Heroes spokesman said no EDL donations would be accepted, reports the BBC.
The charity said it is not singling out the EDL but doesn’t accept donations from any political party.
The charity spokesman said: “It’s the same for any political party, we don’t allow political fundraising. As a charity, we’re non-political. He’s the only one that’s come to our attention but tonight we’ll be doing a cross-count to make sure that anyone else that’s saying they’re EDL will not be allowed to fundraise for us”
Mr Robinson’s fundraising Facebook page showed he had raised more than £3,300 and he was aiming to raise £5,000 with a sponsored walk across London, but the page was then closed.
On the page, he had written: “I am going to walk from Westminster in west London to Woolwich in east London (just over 17 miles) to lay a wreath in support of our troops (Lee Rigby RIP). I plan to raise as much money as possible for Help for Heroes.”
More than 1,000 EDL protesters gathered in London earlier and Scotland Yard said 13 people have been arrested for public order offences, thought to include both EDL and anti-fascist protesters.
Robinson has also previously gone under the names Stephen Lennon and Paul Harris – and was imprisoned for using his friend Andrew McMaster’s passport in order to gain entry to the United States.
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