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How much do we give?

Now we have castigated individuals we don't know on their giving habits, how much do we all give.
I'll go first.
When I was in the UK there was a scheme where you could give without paying tax. I gave £10 per month

In France nothing except to the odd person with his hand out.

In both countries where they have a box by the till I often put change in because I don't like carrying it around.

At the back of my mind there was something elso but I can't get it to the front.

In other words not much, bit shaming written down.

lets hope plenty of others do better

posted on 6/4/20

Not directly related to this article, but today is Fabrice Muamba's 32nd birthday. I am so proud he played for my club and in many ways it is a miracle he is still with us. He is a gentleman who has done so much good work for charity and getting defibrillators into schools and public spaces. He gives a huge amount of time if not actual money. A lesson to us all

posted on 6/4/20

I give monthly to two charities, have done for years.

Since the coronavirus really started to make itself felt over here, I've been donating weekly to different charities. I'm able to work from home, so every week I'm planning to donate at least what I'm saving on transport, but so far I've given more like twice that.

Charities I've donated to so far are the coronavirus DEC charity committee, Age UK, and a local foodbank.

posted on 6/4/20

comment by manusince52 (U9692)
posted 49 minutes ago
comment by Jim Lahey (U22183)
posted 25 minutes ago
Wow my article criticising MU52’s secret crush has clearly caused irrevocable harm
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Eh ?
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You know what I’m talking about

posted on 6/4/20

comment by Jalisco Red (U4195)
posted 8 minutes ago
I give monthly to two charities, have done for years.

Since the coronavirus really started to make itself felt over here, I've been donating weekly to different charities. I'm able to work from home, so every week I'm planning to donate at least what I'm saving on transport, but so far I've given more like twice that.

Charities I've donated to so far are the coronavirus DEC charity committee, Age UK, and a local foodbank.
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Bravo

posted on 6/4/20

comment by Jim Lahey (U22183)
posted 9 minutes ago
comment by manusince52 (U9692)
posted 49 minutes ago
comment by Jim Lahey (U22183)
posted 25 minutes ago
Wow my article criticising MU52’s secret crush has clearly caused irrevocable harm
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Eh ?
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You know what I’m talking about
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Nope. I've just had a scan through and the only post it could be is the one on Hamilton. If that's the case you are mistaken, far from having a crush on him I can't say I like him. I don't watch formula one so hardly ever see him
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posted on 6/4/20

Just before corona I stopped a monthly payment because I was concerned it potentially wasn’t being used to maximum efficiency. Whilst I’m on furlough there’s no way I’ll be setting up anything soon sadly, but if you read up on Will MacAskill he’s basically dedicated a lot of time looking at charities where your money will be used more efficiently. It’s quite a time consuming process to actually wade through everything, but certain malaria charities in particular will make a huge difference globally if supported. Right now charity starts at home, but hopefully once we’re through this can pick it up.

posted on 6/4/20

comment by gratedbean (U4885)
posted 14 minutes ago
Just before corona I stopped a monthly payment because I was concerned it potentially wasn’t being used to maximum efficiency. Whilst I’m on furlough there’s no way I’ll be setting up anything soon sadly, but if you read up on Will MacAskill he’s basically dedicated a lot of time looking at charities where your money will be used more efficiently. It’s quite a time consuming process to actually wade through everything, but certain malaria charities in particular will make a huge difference globally if supported. Right now charity starts at home, but hopefully once we’re through this can pick it up.
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Bravo

posted on 6/4/20

Been donating to Barnardos since 1983, Amnesty International since about 1995, NSPCC since 2003.

posted on 6/4/20

A proper taxation system that then provides a safety net for all people is the best solution

posted on 6/4/20

comment by Onan the Barbarian (U1552)
posted 1 hour, 34 minutes ago
Been donating to Barnardos since 1983, Amnesty International since about 1995, NSPCC since 2003.
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Bravo

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