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Charity Begins At Home [Mar. 19th, 2014|10:13 am]
Tony Grist
The RSPB sicced a very slick professional fundraiser onto me last night and I'm still fuming. I hate it that the charities have turned into corporate Goliaths- with swanky London HQs and highly rewarded CEOs. I can see why they've done it but I very much preferred them when they were Davids.

I was spinning off into a fantasy about how we could make money by turning the farm into a wildlife sanctuary and soliciting charitable donations and it was all coming along very nicely when Ailz shut me down because my mother was taking me seriously and getting agitated.
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From: cmcmck
2014-03-19 11:41 am (UTC)
I now have a hard and fast rule that I will not donate to any charity that plays these games.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-03-19 01:13 pm (UTC)
Are there any that don't?
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From: cmcmck
2014-03-19 02:58 pm (UTC)
RNLI

Ethiopaid

GIRES

and others.


I have my pet charities! :o)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-03-19 03:02 pm (UTC)
The first is lifeboats, right?

I don't recognise the others.
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From: cmcmck
2014-03-19 03:20 pm (UTC)
Yup, first is the lifeboats, my pet charity, who put well over 95% of their take back into lifeboats and their crews and all their people from the MD down are volunteers.

Ethiopaid is a medical charity which tries to undo the damage caused by FGM.

Gires- Gender Identity, Research and Education Society in which, for obvious reasons, I have a close personal interest. :o)

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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2014-03-19 07:12 pm (UTC)
I also donate to RNLI and Ethiopaid, plus the Salvation Army. Oh, and the Air Ambulance, which is entirely funded by donations.
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From: cmcmck
2014-03-19 07:54 pm (UTC)
I got into Ethiopaid because my Meeting for Worship asked me to take that one on when we lived in London some years back and I'm still at it! :o)
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