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#31    Still Waters

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:00 PM

I just saw this news article and thought it fitted well in this thread.

Charity donations down 20%, says UK

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20304267

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:51 PM

All they need to do is read this thread to learn why it's down. LOL I read some of the comments and they range from "everyone should always give" to more like what is being said here.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:32 PM

Our charities here seem to be up in the fashion stakes. resently we have on our shopping streets a group of around 6 young adults all wearing the same waterproof jackets, clipboards and pens with the name of the charity on, surely this must have cost a touch? A t.shirt and a pair of jeans would have sufficed!

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:11 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 13 November 2012 - 05:32 PM, said:

Our charities here seem to be up in the fashion stakes. presently we have on our shopping streets a group of around 6 young adults all wearing the same waterproof jackets, clipboards and pens with the name of the charity on, surely this must have cost a touch? A t.shirt and a pair of jeans would have sufficed!

Not the first time that's been seen, either!

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:20 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 13 November 2012 - 01:00 PM, said:

I just saw this news article and thought it fitted well in this thread.

Charity donations down 20%, says UK

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20304267

So women give more than men. Wonder why?  I tend to think the Charities in the recession probably realise that many households are struggling to survive and they should concentrate their efforts on the big business and corporate finances that are ripping us all off every day.

The ones at the top don't give proportionally, not all obviously, but most.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:11 PM

View Postealdwita, on 13 November 2012 - 06:11 PM, said:

Not the first time that's been seen, either!

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No clipboards, obviously things have progressed since then.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:16 AM

Okay the heat is on. In my Superdoopermarket today, the guy packing my groceries with his bucket at the ready, had no sign to say what he was collecting for... so ask says you... okaaaay, but you don't live in my neck of the woods. He was pretty intimidating looking. I will complain to the Store, but at that moment, I still had to shell out cash...

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

There's bigger obstructions in the High Street than charity workers....
You've got survey compilers,people flogging outside a shop and youths bumming cigarettes.
There's no point turning your nose up at charity collections.
However I agree that if they thrust their bucket in your face you should really learn how to sidestep.
The cynics would say some of these charities are unregistered anyway.
That's why you must supply them with your unwanted loose change.

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