The Help for Heroes charity says it will not accept any funds raised from a sponsored walk by the leader of the English Defence League.

Tommy Robinson plans to walk "just over 17 miles" from Westminster to Woolwich in London in June to raise money for the servicemen's charity.

On his fundraising JustGiving page, Robinson said he planned to lay a wreath at Woolwich where soldier Lee Rigby was murdered last Wednesday.

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Robinson plans to walk from Westminster to Woolwich

Over £3,000 has been raised so far - but a Help for Heroes spokesman confirmed to The Huffington Post UK that the donations would not be accepted.


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"We don't accept any money from political parties," he said.

Although the EDL is not a formal political party that contests elections, the charity was clear any funds raised would not be accepted.


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Help for Heroes has already reported a surge in donations since the Woolwich attack.

It came after thousands of EDL supports converged on Whitehall for a demonstration, with a large gathering of anti-fascists taking part in a counter-protest.

Protesters chanted "Muslim killers off our streets" and "There's only one Lee Rigby" holding placards that read "Blood on your hands" and "GB RIP".

They were also heard chanting "We hate David Cameron".


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  • Anti-fascist and EDL demonstrations take place in London. The EDL are protesting what the group sees as a lack of support and protection given to British troops following the terror attack last week, in which soldier Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered in a knife and machete attack by two Muslim men outside Woolwich Barracks. as tensions run high across certain communities. (Photo by Peter Madiarmid/Getty Images)

  • Anti-fascist and EDL demonstrations take place in London. The EDL are protesting what the group sees as a lack of support and protection given to British troops following the terror attack last week, in which soldier Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered in a knife and machete attack by two Muslim men outside Woolwich Barracks. as tensions run high across certain communities. (Photo by Peter Madiarmid/Getty Images)

  • Anti-fascist and EDL demonstrations take place in London. The EDL are protesting what the group sees as a lack of support and protection given to British troops following the terror attack last week, in which soldier Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered in a knife and machete attack by two Muslim men outside Woolwich Barracks. as tensions run high across certain communities. (Photo by Peter Madiarmid/Getty Images)

  • A protester gestures as he joins an English Defence League march down Whitehall towards Downing Street on May 27, 2013 in London, England. The EDL are protesting what the group sees as a lack of support and protection given to British troops following the terror attack last week, in which soldier Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered in a knife and machete attack by two Muslim men outside Woolwich Barracks. A counter demonstration is planned by the group Unite Against Facism as tensions run high across certain communities. (Photo by Peter Madiarmid/Getty Images)

  • Police officers move into position as they react to members of the English Defence League marching through Whitehall towards Downing Street on May 27, 2013 in London, England. The EDL are protesting what the group sees as a lack of support and protection given to British troops following the terror attack last week, in which soldier Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered in a knife and machete attack by two Muslim men outside Woolwich Barracks. A counter demonstration is planned by the group Unite Against Facism as tensions run high across certain communities. (Photo by Peter Madiarmid/Getty Images)

  • Protestors display a 'Help the Heroes' banner as the English Defence League march down Whitehall towards Downing Street on May 27, 2013 in London, England. The EDL have protested what the group sees as a lack of support and protection given to British troops following the terror attack last week, in which soldier Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered in a knife and machete attack by two Muslim men outside Woolwich Barracks. A counter demonstration is planned by the group Unite Against Facism as tensions run high across certain communities. (Photo by Peter Madiarmid/Getty Images)

  • A protester gestures while draped in a Union flag as the English Defence League march down Whitehall towards Downing Street on May 27, 2013 in London, England. The EDL are protesting what the group sees as a lack of support and protection given to British troops following the terror attack last week, in which soldier Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered in a knife and machete attack by two Muslim men outside Woolwich Barracks. A counter demonstration is planned by the group Unite Against Facism as tensions run high across certain communities. (Photo by Peter Madiarmid/Getty Images)

  • Police officers marshall members of the English Defence League as they march down Whitehall towards Downing Street protesting the lack of support and protection given to British troops on May 27, 2013 in London, England. A counter demonstration is planned by the group Unite Against Facism as tensions run high across certain communities following the terror attack last week, in which soldier Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered in a knife and machete attack by two Muslim men outside Woolwich Barracks. (Photo by Peter Madiarmid/Getty Images)

  • Anti-fascist and EDL demonstrations take place in London. The EDL are protesting what the group sees as a lack of support and protection given to British troops following the terror attack last week, in which soldier Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered in a knife and machete attack by two Muslim men outside Woolwich Barracks. as tensions run high across certain communities. (Photo by Peter Madiarmid/Getty Images)

  • Anti-fascist and EDL demonstrations take place in London. The EDL are protesting what the group sees as a lack of support and protection given to British troops following the terror attack last week, in which soldier Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered in a knife and machete attack by two Muslim men outside Woolwich Barracks. as tensions run high across certain communities. (Photo by Peter Madiarmid/Getty Images)

  • English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson speaks to supporters during a rally outside Downing Street on May 27, 2013 in London, England. The EDL are protesting what the group sees as a lack of support and protection given to British troops following the terror attack last week, in which soldier Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered in a knife and machete attack by two Muslim men outside Woolwich Barracks. A counter demonstration is planned by the group Unite Against Facism as tensions run high across certain communities. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

  • Anti-fascist and EDL demonstrations take place in London. The EDL are protesting what the group sees as a lack of support and protection given to British troops following the terror attack last week, in which soldier Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered in a knife and machete attack by two Muslim men outside Woolwich Barracks. as tensions run high across certain communities. (Photo by Peter Madiarmid/Getty Images)

  • Anti-fascist and EDL demonstrations take place in London. The EDL are protesting what the group sees as a lack of support and protection given to British troops following the terror attack last week, in which soldier Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered in a knife and machete attack by two Muslim men outside Woolwich Barracks. as tensions run high across certain communities. (Photo by Peter Madiarmid/Getty Images)

  • Anti-fascist and EDL demonstrations take place in London. The EDL are protesting what the group sees as a lack of support and protection given to British troops following the terror attack last week, in which soldier Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered in a knife and machete attack by two Muslim men outside Woolwich Barracks. as tensions run high across certain communities. (Photo by Peter Madiarmid/Getty Images)

  • Anti-fascist and EDL demonstrations take place in London. The EDL are protesting what the group sees as a lack of support and protection given to British troops following the terror attack last week, in which soldier Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered in a knife and machete attack by two Muslim men outside Woolwich Barracks. as tensions run high across certain communities. (Photo by Peter Madiarmid/Getty Images)

  • Anti-fascist and EDL demonstrations take place in London. The EDL are protesting what the group sees as a lack of support and protection given to British troops following the terror attack last week, in which soldier Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered in a knife and machete attack by two Muslim men outside Woolwich Barracks. as tensions run high across certain communities. (Photo by Peter Madiarmid/Getty Images)