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Salvation Army Defends use of Donated McCartney Tickets

A Salvation Army leader in Australia has defended the organisation after his daughter attended a Paul McCartney concert using donated tickets.

A Beatles fan in Melbourne had given seven tickets to the charity, saying they should be used by homeless people.

Two of the passes were returned hours before the concert, so were given to a former employee, the daughter of Melbourne major Brendan Nottle.

The donor complained when he saw the unexpected guests at the concert.

Chris McDonald told The Age newspaper he had spent more than a year saving up to buy the tickets, which cost about A$2,350 (£1,360; $1,830).

He said he had been homeless himself as a young man, and wanted to “give something to people who need a lift”.

To view the full BBC article, click here.

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