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03/02/2013 at 18:15
Beckham's news last week about giving his wages to charity made me wonder how many people regularly donate to charity. I don't regularly eg; once a week. But there are some charities that I always donate to when I see them, the Salvation Army is one. I often buy raffle tickets, drop money in buckets on an ad hoc basis and at school we do a charity day evey half term, so I always donate several pounds on those days.
What about you? Do you donate regularly? Do you have a particular charity you prefer to support?
03/02/2013 at 19:54
I donate regularly, as in each year I run the 5k Race for Life. Other times I donate through school, the kids bake cupcakes etc and it goes towards Comic Relief or whichever one it is. I don't have a standing order or DD for a charity though.
03/02/2013 at 19:58
I have a standing order for the British Heart Foundation and Christian Aid. I sponsor a child through World Vision too
03/02/2013 at 21:19
I have a standing order for cancer research, I donate on my late gran's birthday to Salvation Army, and donate to our local Hospice at various points in the year as they have helped a number of close family members late in their life. Then apart from that I put change in buckets, M's nursery are always raising money for something so I donate to bake sales and for whatever else.
03/02/2013 at 21:21
I don't donate on a regular basis but when I do it's to a cancer charity, I lost a friend from cancer and my mom has beaten breast cancer twice
03/02/2013 at 21:43
we give regularly to the charities and hospitals that have been involved in Luke's care. they are very close to our heart. we especially remember them around his birthday and Christmas time. I dislike cold callers at the door and chuggers in the street.
03/02/2013 at 22:25
We give monthly to cancer research, salvation army and Battersea dogs home! We both always do the text donations of £5/10 for text Santa/comic relief/children in need type shows. We never use to really donate much (just the usual charity boxes, sponsering ppl and buying poppies etc) until we had children and unfortunatly too many family members suffered from illnesses and we realised how much these charities really do for people.
I'd like to give blood when I'm not pregnant/anemic and have recently seen someone who was sponsered then donated her hair to a charity that make real hair wigs for children with cancer etc with with I thought was amazing.
03/02/2013 at 22:32
I used to give regularly to WSPA, WWF and cancer research. Now I dont give to any, need to restart x
03/02/2013 at 22:43
Please be careful about where you sign up to direct debits, people who knock your door or stop you in the street are sales people. Around 80% of that goes to business men making thousands of pounds a year. I raise money for various charity's. Last year I did tough mudder for a small local forces rehabilitation centre. I've raised money for McMillan and cancer research in the past xxxx
03/02/2013 at 22:52
I sponsor a child with Plan and also do a (tiny) monthly donation to Save the Children. I wouldn't necessarily talk about it unless prompted but it is quite important to me to do it. I read Peter Singer's moral argument for aid while at uni and although I clearly don't live up to it, it did have an impact on me.
03/02/2013 at 23:15
No I don't. I give to the unit where we delivered William regularly (money and clothes/dvds etc, if i was ever going to do a marathon etc then id donate to them too) and I buy ARC Christmas cards, but other than that I don't give because I do wonder how much of my donation the people who need it are getting (how much is spent on wages/publicity etc), my h gives to an armed forces charity as his dad was in the army
04/02/2013 at 02:27
We give £5 a month to the NSPCC, Cancer Research and NRAS. I'm also involved with fundraising for charities over here and frequently donate clothes, shoes, food and toiletries to those in need.
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