Simon Cowell referred to Faces of Disco (facesofdisco.co.uk) as a "5 billion trick pony". The Editor doesn't have any time for Simon Cowell per se, but he was right about Liam Collins being full of tricks.
Liam Collins & David Bone Jnr, the partners of the bankrupted Collins and Bone Partnership, have accepted the Official Receiver's findings. Given the very serious nature of these findings, and that Liam Collins' goal was to represent Great Britain at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the Editor felt it necessary to register the seriousness of the findings with the British Bobsleigh organisers. The organisers informed me yesterday that Liam Collins is not training with them any more, and has not done so since the 2011/2012 season. As such, if you should encounter Liam Collins and/or David Bone Jnr doing their "Faces of Disco" routine under the pretence of raising money for:
- Liam Collins to represent Great Britain at the 2014 Winter Olympics: they are committing fraud.
- The Great Britain bobsleigh team: they may be committing fraud if the monies collected are not actually going where they say. So, before making any donation, ask:
- What percentage of the takings are going to the team?
- What measures are in place to ensure that the monies go where it is claimed they will?
- In what timeframe will these monies be donated to the British Bobsleigh team?
Best to be on the safe side and give nothing - make donations to the British Bobsleigh team via their website www.bobteamgb.org instead.