Respected children’s charity Variety is likely to accept thousands of dollars in donations raised with the help of killer Mark “Chopper” Read despite his appearance at an event outraging some guests and sponsors

3AW’s Derryn Hinch, who is a Variety ambassador, was disgusted to learn of Read’s role at the event. “This is a man who was on TV gloating about how many people he has killed. It is just reprehensible.” Hinch has told The Australian the night was like “inviting Hitler to a bar mitzvah”.