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19-07-2012 11:48
bellazz i agree with motormouth. there should be a stringent accountability of the donation funds and concrete results should be seen. this will motivate the donors even more to donate much more than they are already donating.

secondly!, i request all the persons to donate as much as they possibly can.it is a noble cause and should be taken up with earnest devotion.

thank you
03-01-2012 23:44
geraldandannie I don't know how you can compare helping people in difficulty at home with people dying overseas.

Giving to charities is a difficult issue. There are 161,701 registered charities in the UK http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/

Which one are we to give to? Which one will do without our money?

I wish I could donate to all charities, and donate enough to help them make a difference. But it's not possible. So I choose two charities - one which is close to my heart :: ONE :: and one which has been close to me for years :: TWO ::

I feel guilty for turning down every other request for help, especially when it's a charity which helps children live.

I don't know where I'm going with this post. I support the motion of making CIN our charity for 2012. Not because it supports children in the UK particularly, but because it supports children.

Gerald



22-11-2011 10:30
sallytrafic Have done now thanks for alerting me.
21-11-2011 19:38
aldra Frank, you need to nominate it on the other forum

Charity begins at home and then continues across all divides of culture, country, faith etc

These three things, Faith, Hope and Charity-- and the greatest of these is Charity

Here charity means Love how better to express it than giving freely whether it be by money or act to those in need

Aldra
21-11-2011 19:20
ThursdaysChild I will happily support Frank's proposition.
21-11-2011 19:06
locovan
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Hmmm Chris sorry I think I have been taken wrongly you can give your money to who ever you like and around the world.

I just meant that I love Children in need because it is used here at home on so many really needed charities hence I like the saying Charity begins at home.

We are in terrible times money wise and there is a lot of suffering in the UK we need to help our fellow countrymen now more than ever.
Look at the Give a coat campaigne, how sad is that, people are cold because of the price of fuel and I for one will be turning out my coats to keep some older person warm.

I do feel the governments hide behind our generosity all the time the Macmillan nurses are a prime example of that. They work so hard within the NHS and they are a charity.
Mavis, I don't think I misunderstood you, I was responding to Happyrunner who, by saying 'charity should stay there', meaning 'at home' seems to be meaning that people shouldn't give to overseas charity, even if they also give to UK charities.


Chris
Oh Ok-- I read differently-- that as Mike was saying in these hard times the money is needed for our own as well
Governments around the world should take more responsibility for their people though.

However hard our times are there are people elsewhere whose need is perhaps even more desperate. I'm also not sure who 'our own' are. Is it the people in my family? my village? my town? region? country? People of the same religion? culture? people with the same disease or problem?

I accept what the saying 'Charity begins at home' means to you but I feel it is often used to disparage the idea of giving to 'foreign' charities, or as an excuse for not giving at all, meaning 'I'm spending my money all on my family'. My view is it's fine if charity begins at home, and clearly our primary responsibility is to our own family, but it doesn't have to begin and end there.

I'm feeling a bit guilty now for going off the topic of supporting Children in Need, which I totally agree with.


Chris
No Chris me and you have had great discussions in the past

I know how wonderful you are with donations to Charity and I thankyou for all you have done this year xx
I dont always word things well do I

I love the Salvation Army campaign at the moment of give a coat as there are so many old people who cant afford now to keep the heating on all day.
To me thats giving to our own
I buy the Big issue as these people are working.
I mean our own Uk citizens my friends and family if they are in need.
But I do help things like the rain Forest and other charities abroad so Im not all bad But Im so worried about things getting bad here now that money has become such an Issue with so many out of work and thats why I like children in need
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-15818289
21-11-2011 19:01
GEMMY Before deciding to donate to a particular charity, enquiries need to be made about where the money goes.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-Minister.html

tony
21-11-2011 17:42
ChrisandJohn
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Hmmm Chris sorry I think I have been taken wrongly you can give your money to who ever you like and around the world.

I just meant that I love Children in need because it is used here at home on so many really needed charities hence I like the saying Charity begins at home.

We are in terrible times money wise and there is a lot of suffering in the UK we need to help our fellow countrymen now more than ever.
Look at the Give a coat campaigne, how sad is that, people are cold because of the price of fuel and I for one will be turning out my coats to keep some older person warm.

I do feel the governments hide behind our generosity all the time the Macmillan nurses are a prime example of that. They work so hard within the NHS and they are a charity.
Mavis, I don't think I misunderstood you, I was responding to Happyrunner who, by saying 'charity should stay there', meaning 'at home' seems to be meaning that people shouldn't give to overseas charity, even if they also give to UK charities.


Chris
Oh Ok-- I read differently-- that as Mike was saying in these hard times the money is needed for our own as well
Governments around the world should take more responsibility for their people though.

However hard our times are there are people elsewhere whose need is perhaps even more desperate. I'm also not sure who 'our own' are. Is it the people in my family? my village? my town? region? country? People of the same religion? culture? people with the same disease or problem?

I accept what the saying 'Charity begins at home' means to you but I feel it is often used to disparage the idea of giving to 'foreign' charities, or as an excuse for not giving at all, meaning 'I'm spending my money all on my family'. My view is it's fine if charity begins at home, and clearly our primary responsibility is to our own family, but it doesn't have to begin and end there.

I'm feeling a bit guilty now for going off the topic of supporting Children in Need, which I totally agree with.


Chris
21-11-2011 16:27
locovan
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Originally Posted by ChrisandJohn
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Originally Posted by locovan
Hmmm Chris sorry I think I have been taken wrongly you can give your money to who ever you like and around the world.

I just meant that I love Children in need because it is used here at home on so many really needed charities hence I like the saying Charity begins at home.

We are in terrible times money wise and there is a lot of suffering in the UK we need to help our fellow countrymen now more than ever.
Look at the Give a coat campaigne, how sad is that, people are cold because of the price of fuel and I for one will be turning out my coats to keep some older person warm.

I do feel the governments hide behind our generosity all the time the Macmillan nurses are a prime example of that. They work so hard within the NHS and they are a charity.
Mavis, I don't think I misunderstood you, I was responding to Happyrunner who, by saying 'charity should stay there', meaning 'at home' seems to be meaning that people shouldn't give to overseas charity, even if they also give to UK charities.


Chris
Oh Ok-- I read differently-- that as Mike was saying in these hard times the money is needed for our own as well
Governments around the world should take more responsibility for their people though.
21-11-2011 16:17
ChrisandJohn
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Originally Posted by locovan
Hmmm Chris sorry I think I have been taken wrongly you can give your money to who ever you like and around the world.

I just meant that I love Children in need because it is used here at home on so many really needed charities hence I like the saying Charity begins at home.

We are in terrible times money wise and there is a lot of suffering in the UK we need to help our fellow countrymen now more than ever.
Look at the Give a coat campaigne, how sad is that, people are cold because of the price of fuel and I for one will be turning out my coats to keep some older person warm.

I do feel the governments hide behind our generosity all the time the Macmillan nurses are a prime example of that. They work so hard within the NHS and they are a charity.
Mavis, I don't think I misunderstood you, I was responding to Happyrunner who, by saying 'charity should stay there', meaning 'at home' seems to be meaning that people shouldn't give to overseas charity, even if they also give to UK charities.


Chris
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