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If so, which one/s? And why those particular charities?
i don't now, unless giving junk to charity shops counts.
i should donate really, i don't have any excuses - just a BAD man
Charities are terrible and awful.
I'm being entirely serious.....obviously.
arts organisations, orchestras, museums, art galleries, educational facilities? But I suppose you think they shouldn't be charities in the first place.
and probably actually worse. Why should I have to pay for people to have a hobby like being educated and playing the trombone? Ugh.
to help them out or to help them find cures for diseases I *might* have in the future? That'll be very silly of me!
forward thinking is all very well but my trips abroad are a lot more expensive since I started looking at better hotels, and you can't take it with you!!
the tone strikes me as a little odd tho
when you're shut away in your caravan all year without talking to anyone.
that's about the start and the end of it really
yeah. Not a thing.
I give money to tramps quite regularly, but i'm not sure that counts.
is this before or after you go Patrick Bateman on their ass?
It's because I like kids and I like dogs.
Unicef, CCLASP, and my local Scout Group.
St Lukes (local charity)
Cancer - Mum and others
RSPB - birds are cool
NSPCC - I like kids
St Lukes - Hospice. no explanation needed.
maybe £20 a month all in. so, two takeaways or 6 pints
since you asked.
We were homeless shortly after I was born and they did a lot to help so... yeah, I kind of feel I owe them one. It isn't much and it'd only get wasted otherwise.
I got chugged by a girl wearing short shorts.
they are generally pretty hot, huh! scored myself a date with one of these chicks. really nice girl actually. 21, too!
Who do a lot of great work (and can really stretch their budgets) but I had to cancel it recently
The uni one is specifically for student supoport as I couldn’t have afforded my third year if I hadn’t had a poor person's grant, and now I feel a duty to give others the same opportunity I had. The Shelter one is just because, well everybody needs a home.
St John Ambulance
I used to give to Amnesty, but I'v stopped now and need to find some other
but I meant private charitable organisations to which you have chosen to donate.
it was delicious, but I feel a bit sick now.
but those calories were worth it.
Cancer Research - mum passed away from it
NSPCC - Someone's gotta help those poor little shits.
Plus, I'm a trustee and volunteer for a charity that takes children with special needs on activity holidays.
I like you a little bit more now
i love the guy
Big love back atcha.
war on want
why? Because I support the work they do
all (most) charities have a minimum donation - say a fiver a month. this is not the case. if you wanna spread your love around a bit, argue this point. not with those pushy idiots on the street though - they have their own agenda.
If I get a job earning ~£12k-15k I'll give maybe 2% of my income. Up to £20k, maybe 5%, above that ~10%.
Which charities? The ones that are most highly-rated:
Overseas charities are generally a lot more cost-effective in terms of how much difference each pound makes, because there are so many diseases that are preventable with cheap drugs/treatments. Guess it depends whether you think we should focus on problems at home. I don't really.
You could fund training for a guide-dog to help a blind person, at a cost of ~£40,000. Or you could fund a charity that does cataract surgery overseas at a cost of ~£40. Or one that reduces blindness from vitamin A deficiency, for a figure I can't remember but isn't very much...
but I just see it as pointless. I know if everyone gave £10 to the cause then we could eradicate that particualr issue, but that isn't going to happen. And I know it is because of that very attitude, but what can you do. Plus knowing people who work for charities I can't get over feeling that my £5 donation would just be paying for tea and biscuits in an office somewhere rather than sick kids.
and she was talking about this to me. says it's really easy to get a company to buy a machine that they can slap their name on but a lot harder to get someone to donate money that will pay somebody's wages. i expect tea and that where i work, why is it any different. restricted and unrestricted donations if i remember correctly. unrestricted can be spent on anything, restricted donations are the worst thing about her job. make it a real pain in the arse apparently.
But the rent is going to be going up and I might have to cancel the DD.
My girlfriend also set up some direct debits from our joint account, but seeing as I never look at the statements I have no idea where they are going....
Roughly how much less I earn working at a charity rather than doing my job at a commercial organisation
Probably some sort of cancer thing or the air ambulance