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post #31 of 54 (permalink) Old 18-12-2011, 08:32
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How is the final choice determined?

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Last year all the suggestions were listed in a poll and members voted for their choice - most votes wins.
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A list is made and we vote Sandra
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The Air Ambulance charities are very needy and do an amazing job - which the Government pays for in Scotland and London (for various reasons).

BUT they are all individual so it would be very difficult to decide how to allocate money - I know the Devon Air Ambulance Trust VERY well having used it's services numerous times with the ambulance service, at present BBC Radio Devon has raised in excess of £630,000 in one year for a replacement aircraft!

BUT as I said the problem is that MHF is National (and international), so allocation would be difficult......

Charities like Childrne in Need are excellent BUT they do attract massive resources and the amount that MHF raises would not make a massive extra % of money, whereas for some of the smaller charities it would be a significant % increase......

While I am not against animal welfare charities in my mind people come before animals (sorry, I know that sounds unpleasant, particularly as I am a biologist!).

So I am sure that there will be many other thought processes before a decision is reached........

I seem to be being very negative, which is not what I want, but feel it best to discuss these points openly so that others can contribute their six-pennerth!

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My vote would be for small charities where none of the contributions go on directors huge salaries.

I agree with Penguin - not animals - their keepers are responsible.

Not to sufferers of self inflicted problems - like drug abuse etc

For me, it would have to be something like local hospices - particulary those for children.

It might mean splitting up the pot but a little goes a long way in a dying child's life.
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How is the final choice determined?

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I believe last year we had a two stage voting process, in which the front runners from the first stage are voted on again. This seems fairer to me than trying to choose from a long list with little idea about whether your vote will be 'wasted' on a charity that few others will support.


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PS I too would prefer us not to choose an animal charity. Not that I haven't contributed to them from time to time but I believe on the whole they are well supported.
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In order to keep this thread visible this is a "bump"

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Hi Dave

As this year is nearly over,is is not time that we had the poll set up for next years charity.
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May I suggest we leave it to the New Year as I have been asked to run a Raffle at Hamble as it comes into this year's Charity. So I dont want the Just Giving closed until Jan so I can pay the money into Meso Charity.
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May I suggest we leave it to the New Year as I have been asked to run a Raffle at Hamble as it comes into this year's Charity. So I dont want the Just Giving closed until Jan so I can pay the money into Meso Charity.
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I still think that the new poll for next years charity should be started,as it does take time to set up. or are we going to stop raising charity funds.
we have group rules/guidelines.
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May I suggest we leave it to the New Year as I have been asked to run a Raffle at Hamble as it comes into this year's Charity. So I dont want the Just Giving closed until Jan so I can pay the money into Meso Charity.
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I still think that the new poll for next years charity should be started,as it does take time to set up. or are we going to stop raising charity funds.
we have group rules/guidelines.
No everyone wants to carry on raising money.
Tina did it in the New Year but yes it did take sometime for Nuke to set the Just Giving up as it was the first time we did it like that .
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