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A £5.5 Million single donatation to Sports Relief?

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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
Well, It wasn't me !
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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#1
It was Alan Shearer.
He had to prop up an embarrassing night.
As for your performance, you were not harsh enough. You're fired!
#2
Could say a lot but dont want to rattle any chains. Its a load of Bull generally
#3
To use you (Alan Sugar) as an example, you could if you wanted to live a very happy life without having to work anymore and live in a lovely house with a few nice cars and a private boat etc and with the rest of your money you could provide everyone in the world who doesn't have access to fresh water with a well to be able to get water.

Cost of a well is around £75 I believe which by my rough calculations means that you could provide a well between about 20-30 people for all the people in the world who currently don't have access.

Now this is just one celebrity doing one thing but with all the wealthy celebritys out there if they truly wanted to make a difference they could change the world.

Imagine going down in history as the man/woman who gave up his/her millions to give everyone in the world access to fresh water. Why don't they do it?
#4
warmapplepie
It was Alan Shearer.
He had to prop up an embarrassing night.
As for your performance, you were not harsh enough. You're fired!


Shearer or Sugar?
#5
Anyone know if "Comedy" Dave & Mark Chapman received any donations from the Premier League clubs they visited? Or any donations from prem players?
#6
jonnyq
people who have millions often will make big donations so they are already making a big difference and remember, a lot of donations and charity work happens without people hearing about them


Exactly. Alan Sugar is one of them. He doesn't make a big show of it but he probably gives more money and time to charity in percentage terms than most non-celebs.
#7
jonnyq
i think this goes beyond the idea of 'if you can afford it'

it would be good of course but if people have worked hard for their money why shouldn't they have certain things? plus it is not just big earners, we could all do without that car, holiday, ps3 etc.

they can do what they want, it is not up to anyone to say they should do this or that irrespective of the amount - if someone told you how to spend your money, you would not like that

people who have millions often will make big donations so they are already making a big difference and remember, a lot of donations and charity work happens without people hearing about them

it comes down to everyone helping and we should all be wanting to help, even if we can't afford to make a big donation



Ok, I'm not telling him to do it. But wondering why someone hasn't. If I had a billion pounds then first thing I would do is give up work, second would be buy a big house, nice car etc. With the other 90% of the money I would make sure every single person in this world had access to fresh water. I would be set for the rest of my life with the money I've got plus the extra could go to solving a massive problem in the world.

The difference between this and most people's situations is that most people don't have enough to live a fabulous life without having to work and be able to make a massive difference to the world. People like Alan Sugar have that oppourtunity that the average person does not.

Can't see why one out of the millions of rich people in the world don't decide to make a real permenant difference. Once you've got to the point where you can live comfortably and afford nice cars/holidays what do you need the other three quarters of a billion for?????


EDIT - In most people's situations they wouldn't necessarily be able to see the difference they're making, in a case like this they would and their name would go down in history for it.

Also for most people giving to charity is a risk, if you give to charity then you are risking the fact that you may then in the future not be able to pay the mortgage etc. Once they're set for the rest of their lives I would've thought they would be happy to change the world with the rest of their money.
#8
Benjimoron
Can't see why one out of the millions of rich people in the world don't decide to make a real permenant difference. Once you've got to the point where you can live comfortably and afford nice cars/holidays what do you need the other three quarters of a billion for?????


Most charities agree that just throwing money at a problem doesn't necessarily help. £75 might provide a well and sound like a nice figure to quote, but it doesn't take into account things like maintenance, getting access to parts of the world that are currently politically inacessable, the enviromental impact (it's great to dig for water, but what if you then cause drought), etc.

As for no one having thought of it or doing it, you might like to read more about what arguably the two richest men in the world are up to with their wealth. :)
#9
jonnyq
i agree - in that respect, they give more than we do but that doesn't mean we care any less


Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that in any way. :oops: I was just meaning that in real terms he has done, and continues to do, more than his fair share.
#10
jonnyq
i agree with what you said but i was just making an additional point - that the amount given doesn't mean a person cares more or less about the problem


Ah, ok. :) Totally agree. :thumbsup:
#11
The donation was from Orange,
something to do with excess profits from a recent promotion :whistling:
#12
Benjimoron;1724147
Ok, I'm not telling him to do it. But wondering why someone hasn't. If I had a billion pounds then first thing I would do is give up work, second would be buy a big house, nice car etc and [COLOR=Blue]Broadband access, with the other 90% of the money I would make sure every single person in this world had access to a reliable isp and not redten and take them to task over their shoddyness[/COLOR]


Oh how I wish you'd typed it like that!!!!

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