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While on this topic.

I've noticed that afternoon tv on sky news has a charity advert during 80% of it's commercial break schedule.

The rest selling flaming funeral plans.....With Jolly pensioners chatting enthusiastically regarding their ever nearing meet up with the Grim Reaper. ....... Talk .about targeting the demographic !

We get  everything from save the children type adds to donkey sanctuaries and more.

I can't see the them being able to afford so much (if any)coverage.

If not who pays ?

I've pondered this for a while.

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1 hour ago, Evil Sid said:

The one that gets me chuckling every time i see it  is the one in the garden centre.

Who on earth goes straight to a garden center after a funeral....🤭

Spending the inheritance Sid, all that money saved on a burn and return job !    😉

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Charities are nothing but a con & have been for years. The volunteers do all the work for nothing while those higher up the tree get very well paid & rake in the honours for their charitable work.

The government should take a fiver off everybody every week to fund medical research in all its forms  & probably old folks homes & hospices.

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The government already takes more than a fiver a week thank you very much. If it needs some money for medical research etc then it can take it out of the foreign aid payments.

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Very careful with my charity donations based on experience.   Several years ago a friend of mine, who was President of the local American Heart Association Charity, asked me to organize a golf tournament because they had no one who played and didn’t know where to start.

I got with a buddy, organized a committee and got started.  Within a week we had the course selected and scheduled, plus sponsorships, forms etc.  I got a call saying that a Charity official needed to see me right away. I there found out that we couldn’t, do this without the Heart Assn’s training.

They flew myself and my buddy to Dallas to a week long training session at the Three Seasons Hotel Convention Center.  There were about three hundred other trainee people there from all over, all staying in a $500 a night hotel for a week! The head of the Heart Assn flew in on the company luxury jet !

They had about two hundred in staff running the deal.  They just laid down the financial rules which basically were, minimum $300 entry fee, no prize moneys, beg for that if you want prizes and at the end of the day there has to be a minimum of a $10,000 check for the Assn. If you were short, you had to go find some other sponsors to make up the difference! He then boarded his jet and left.  That’s an insight into the behind the scenes shysters running these charities.

At the end of the week we flew home and told the locals what they could do with their golf tournament !
 

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4 hours ago, asperity said:

The government already takes more than a fiver a week thank you very much. If it needs some money for medical research etc then it can take it out of the foreign aid payments.

In fact the national lottery would be best placed to fund those services.

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