Skeptic News: Cancer conference speaker in court

The Totnes Cancer health centre may have had a lucky escape when Skeptics complained to Trading Standards and the actions of Dr Sarah Woolaston MP, Totnes Mayor, town council and town clerk lead to it’s Cancer “health care” conference being cancelled.

Among the speakers (who are listed here on Josephine Jones blog) was Kevin Wright the founder of Bobby’s Health Fund who had planned to speak about his son’s natural therapies designed to cultivate health. Kevin Wright appears to be no stranger to legal controversy as Bobby’s Health Fund was closed down after what Wright described as ‘negative publicity’ relating to a probe by the Gambling Commission. The fund previously recieved a £2000 donation from infamous spoon bender Uri Geller.

The ‘natural therapies’ offered by Kevins son include iodine solution, zeolite, colloidal silver and baking soda. Other suggestions offered include vaginal use of transdermal magnesium chloride and internal use of hydrogen peroxide. As Jones points out in her blog these are not licensed medicinal products but are still marketed to treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions – including cancer.

Now Wright finds himself in the dock accused of defrauding charities and appeal funds for children with cancer.

Wright is accused of stealing thousands of pounds from two charities, four appeal funds and an insurance firm and been charged with 11 counts of theft and nine fraud offences. The case has been adjourned until 25 June 2012

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0 Responses to Skeptic News: Cancer conference speaker in court

  1. Although the Totnes conference was ‘cancelled’, it still went ahead as a private event. It was even streamed live on Dr Stephen Hopwood’s PSTV

  2. Paul Braterman says:

    I know this is the least of it, but “iodine solution, colloidal silver and baking soda” called “natural”? Then what on earth would count as non-natural?

    Zeolites do occur in nature as rather rare minerals; commercially available zeolites are synthetic and are used as catalysts in the heavy organic chemicals industry.

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