Choose Charity

Harley Camper replied on 08/11/2013 20:47

Posted on 08/11/2013 20:47

Our local motorbike club has in recent years supported the local Air Ambulance as our chosen charity. We are looking at supporting a different charity for 2014 - if you had a choice what charity would you choose to support?Smile

redface replied on 04/09/2019 20:49

Posted on 04/09/2019 20:49

Sorry to be so late but, for this or next year, how about  'Horatio's Gardens'?

Rather than aiming to physically cure a problem they look after the soul, which in turn promotes physical/mental well being by providing garden refuges  for those in a long stay situation. This in turn may well lead to a better state of well being for the recipients.

Look them up.

 

Bakers2 replied on 04/09/2019 21:24

Posted on 04/09/2019 21:24

Wow post started November 2013 almost six years ago. Hope they've supported good causes!

I wonder how they crop up again without replies. CT maintained earlier today 😉😉. Related??

ABM replied on 04/09/2019 22:57

Posted on 04/09/2019 22:57

FOR humans - Macmillan,  Marie curie, British Heart Foundation.

FOR  Wildlife - Wood Green,  R S P B   { never in a million years would I support R S P C A ! }

Thereafter any number of smaller local charities.

Wherenext replied on 05/09/2019 15:13

Posted on 05/09/2019 15:13

Ones that receive our money on a regular basis include RSPB, Dogs Trust, MacMillan Nurses, Local Hospices, Air Ambulance and RNLI. 

Others get money if I have any spare and agree with the cause. There are a few I've stopped supporting due issues with Management and the direction in which they are now run.

We try to support local charity shops such as Salvation Army as they also supply some housing for those in need. Goodness knows there are enough different charity shops these days to choose from.

Tried to give a £5 note yesterday to someone collecting on behalf of a Childrens Hospice. They wouldn't take the money as they only wanted a monthly direct debit! Strange way to run a charity.

ABM replied on 05/09/2019 17:40

Posted on 05/09/2019 17:40

Agree about your last Paragraph, WN.

When I'm at a show I carry two or three plastic pots** of small change for charities.  Coppers up to about 30p, 5 and 10 pence coins up to about 60 / 80 pence. When I tip one into a collecting box the result usually is the same as if I'd given them a free shot at my credit card !! Yet it probably costs the collectors more to have a stall or whatever than they reap in !

 

**  Pots that my Blood testing strips come in - recycle everything innocent

Traficlady replied on 19/09/2019 21:24

Posted on 19/09/2019 21:24

I support a local animal rescue because they are very good and work really hard for the animals.

i won’t support the Dogs Trust as I believe they waste money. I used to work for their solicitors in the City of London and was shocked that a charity was so cavalier with their supporters’ donations. They were paying about £180 an hour and I felt they should have used local solicitors who would probably have charged half that leaving more money to care for the dogs. Which is, after all, the whole point of the charity in the first place.

Nora

AnotherDavid replied on 19/09/2019 21:30

Posted on 19/09/2019 21:24 by Traficlady

I support a local animal rescue because they are very good and work really hard for the animals.

i won’t support the Dogs Trust as I believe they waste money. I used to work for their solicitors in the City of London and was shocked that a charity was so cavalier with their supporters’ donations. They were paying about £180 an hour and I felt they should have used local solicitors who would probably have charged half that leaving more money to care for the dogs. Which is, after all, the whole point of the charity in the first place.

Nora

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AnotherDavid replied on 20/09/2019 07:57

Posted on 20/09/2019 07:57

The National Autistic Society does valuable work for the sufferer's of this  devastating and often invisible condition and it's them that I support on a regular basis. The  food Bank we also  support  with donations  when we do our weekly shop