Children in need

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  1. Posh

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    How many watch it

    While I think it's a fantastic cause (all the money goes to English kids) & I do always give to it I can't stand watching it.
    It's the same every year. People on programmes that I can't stand like eastenders coronation st strictly all just singing & dancing. It's so boring.
    Anyways let's hope they raise millions for all them under privileged kids.
     
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  2. Fairy

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    Those poor fellas can work for me, I've got plenty of work!
     
  3. Jake

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    Never watch it, children seem to still be in need year after year, why we need a big show to make some money I don't know...


    We should be helping all children regardless of the annoying show...

    Sad that we need a show once a year to raise some money when you think about it!



    In watching the England game :thumbsup:
     
  4. boarcity

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    reckon wogans under investigation. bad back my arrrse
     
  5. Diwrnach

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    Don't bother with it, I give to charity in my own way, I pick a charity each year (usually local) and donate a % of my profit, I used to give 5% of profit to Acorns (https://www.acorns.org.uk/) for years for example, at least this way I KNOW where the money is going and I KNOW its actually helping.
     
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  6. TolishAPurd

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    Great cause but not my cup of tea. Got a visit from a couple of door knockers from Great Ormand Street Hospital this evening, seemed a bit out of order, like they were trying to beat Pudsy to the punch- told them they can f*** right off!
     
  7. Diwrnach

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    Charities have unfortunately had to start playing hard ball as no ones giving any more, during the recession everyone stopping giving and most not signed back up again, also so many people now don't trust them.
     
  8. Diwrnach

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    I tell you one charity that gets very little attention and one I had not even heard of until I nearly needed their help myself and that is McDonalds charity.

    When my boy was in the womb he had one heart chamber really small to the point we were told he probably wasn't going to make it, we spent 6 months travelling to Birmingham at least once but sometimes three times a week having tests/scans etc etc, he had to be born there as well with specialists in the room, all the gear in the corner was whisked off the second he was born etc

    But anyway, we got taken around the children's intensive care unit and was told he would be there for potentially months after he was born and I asked the question of where would we live, how could one of us stay in the area as commuting would be impossible and we couldn't just leave him alone, we were told we could stop FOR FREE at a block of flats around the corner that was owned and run by the McDonalds charity, apparently they have blocks of flats up and down the country for this very reason, all for free for parents.

    I thought this was amazing, luckily we didn't end up having to use them, he was born at 9lb 4oz and was totally fine, the chamber was under pressure they think and when born it expanded, it is still slightly smaller but this should never cause a problem.

    I always put money in their boxes now when I grab a burger.
     
  9. TolishAPurd

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    Agreed. The last bit was just a joke, but you could see the reasoning behind the big push.

    I don't trust them at all, and I never sign up or give at the door. The worst ones that grip my sh*t are the ones where someone knocks and says "I need to raise money so I can hike Kilimanjaro...and whatever's left I will give to charity":thumbsup:. Usually some upper class knobjockey. Now they can get bent.

    My dad got ripped off by someone posing as a charity at the door a few years back. The guy was caught and on the local news.
     
  10. boarcity

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    one of my workers is doing his community service in local charity shop. iv told him he could be coining it in, buying goods out the backdoor of the shop at trade and then floggin on ebay
     
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