Trump triumph helps domestic violence victims in Welwyn Hatfield
PUBLISHED: 09:52 24 November 2016 | UPDATED: 09:52 24 November 2016
A Welwyn Garden City man who won £100 on Donald Trump's surprise election win has fulfilled his pledge of donating it to the town's women's refuge.
Ian Green of Essendon Gardens placed £25 at four to one on the controversial Republican several weeks before his triumph - a bet he hoped to lose.
The 41-year-old IT manager told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “I’m a father of three, two of them being girls, and I wanted them to understand that not all men are like Donald Trump and hold the views he does.
“They have been worried about the future and have been feeling helpless, so I wanted to show to them that it doesn’t matter who you are, big or small, but everyone can make a difference and bring a little light to this world we inhabit.
“It is appropriate because of all the allegations about Trump.”
In the run-up to the US poll, 11 women accused Mr Trump of molesting them, and a recording emerged of him lewdly boasting of such behaviour in 2005.
Mr Green, however, said he also holds a low opinion of the defeated Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton.
The refuge manager, who is known simply as Dee for her security, said: “We are delighted to receive this donation that will help fund the work of Welwyn Hatfield’s Women’s Refuge.
“On behalf of the refuge, I would like to say a big thank you to Ian Green for his generosity.”