Cancer research mothers day flowers - bouquets from £25 with 25% of all sales going to charity
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Cancer research mothers day flowers - bouquets from £25 with 25% of all sales going to charity

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Found 28th Feb
Order your mother's day flowers from cancer research and 25% goes to cancer research ( can't find if it's 25% of the sale price or 25% of the profits). Flowers start at £25
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The chief executive of Cancer Research UK, Harpal Kumar, earns up to £240,000 a year
Harley_Mick24 m ago

The chief executive of Cancer Research UK, Harpal Kumar, earns up to …The chief executive of Cancer Research UK, Harpal Kumar, earns up to £240,000 a year


And that is a significant amount less than any other CEO of an equivalent sized commercial operation. Charities need to offer a reasonable compensation package to attract the right standard of candidate to continue to be competitive and successful in the current climate.
Also this isn’t a great deal, £6.25 out of £25 going to cancer research, why not cut out the middle man (Prestige Flowers) and buy a bunch from your local independent florist (or petrol station) for a tenner and donate the rest in your mums name
nat121712 m ago

And that is a significant amount less than any other CEO of an equivalent …And that is a significant amount less than any other CEO of an equivalent sized commercial operation. Charities need to offer a reasonable compensation package to attract the right standard of candidate to continue to be competitive and successful in the current climate.


Yet this is not a commercial operation, it is supposed to be a charity. The last time I saw someone had posted the accounts the top 10 salaries amounted to just under £2million.....all from donations. That is obscene
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The chief executive of Cancer Research UK, Harpal Kumar, earns up to £240,000 a year
Harley_Mick18 m ago

The chief executive of Cancer Research UK, Harpal Kumar, earns up to …The chief executive of Cancer Research UK, Harpal Kumar, earns up to £240,000 a year


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Harley_Mick20 m ago

The chief executive of Cancer Research UK, Harpal Kumar, earns up to …The chief executive of Cancer Research UK, Harpal Kumar, earns up to £240,000 a year


Outrageous
My cancer was treated with drugs,,,,,,,, I'm still here and so very grateful!! Please do support ...... but I must admit I do wonder how much money raised goes directly to research and how much on bit fat cat salaries!
Harley_Mick24 m ago

The chief executive of Cancer Research UK, Harpal Kumar, earns up to …The chief executive of Cancer Research UK, Harpal Kumar, earns up to £240,000 a year


And that is a significant amount less than any other CEO of an equivalent sized commercial operation. Charities need to offer a reasonable compensation package to attract the right standard of candidate to continue to be competitive and successful in the current climate.
nat12177 m ago

And that is a significant amount less than any other CEO of an equivalent …And that is a significant amount less than any other CEO of an equivalent sized commercial operation. Charities need to offer a reasonable compensation package to attract the right standard of candidate to continue to be competitive and successful in the current climate.


£250,000 a year from the charity for one persons pocket... If you want to compare to a commercial operation, why don't they self fund? With all these top candidates they should be well equiped.
nat121712 m ago

And that is a significant amount less than any other CEO of an equivalent …And that is a significant amount less than any other CEO of an equivalent sized commercial operation. Charities need to offer a reasonable compensation package to attract the right standard of candidate to continue to be competitive and successful in the current climate.


Yet this is not a commercial operation, it is supposed to be a charity. The last time I saw someone had posted the accounts the top 10 salaries amounted to just under £2million.....all from donations. That is obscene
nat121712 m ago

And that is a significant amount less than any other CEO of an equivalent …And that is a significant amount less than any other CEO of an equivalent sized commercial operation. Charities need to offer a reasonable compensation package to attract the right standard of candidate to continue to be competitive and successful in the current climate.


Well said! I was going to write the same thing. People just don’t get it!
nat121719 m ago

And that is a significant amount less than any other CEO of an equivalent …And that is a significant amount less than any other CEO of an equivalent sized commercial operation. Charities need to offer a reasonable compensation package to attract the right standard of candidate to continue to be competitive and successful in the current climate.





britty16 m ago

Well said! I was going to write the same thing. People just don’t get it! ( …Well said! I was going to write the same thing. People just don’t get it!



Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary UK
The average pay for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is £91,617 per year


payscale.com/res…ary

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Edited by: "Harley_Mick" 28th Feb
nat121721 m ago

And that is a significant amount less than any other CEO of an equivalent …And that is a significant amount less than any other CEO of an equivalent sized commercial operation. Charities need to offer a reasonable compensation package to attract the right standard of candidate to continue to be competitive and successful in the current climate.


Yes they need to be excellent at cover ups and PR like those cretins in charge at OXFAM
So because that guy is the CEO of a charity you expect him to work for free?

However i'm certain that Cancer is too profitable to ever cure.
Harley_Mick1 h, 0 m ago

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary UKThe average pay for a Chief …Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary UKThe average pay for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is £91,617 per yearhttps://www.payscale.com/research/UK/Job=Chief_Executive_Officer_(CEO)/Salary[Image]




Looks like a lot of self employed carpenters are claiming to be CEO's to me ...

I don't know many CEO's of FTSE 100 companies on less than £2m/annum
Harley_Mick1 h, 5 m ago

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary UKThe average pay for a Chief …Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salary UKThe average pay for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is £91,617 per yearhttps://www.payscale.com/research/UK/Job=Chief_Executive_Officer_(CEO)/Salary[Image]


Payscale is a terrible source from my experience of having had careers in 3 very disparate industries, also their stats are heavily skewed by small time, go-nowhere startups wherein the owner takes on the title of CEO and pays themselves as little as possible for tax reasons or because their annual turn over is countable on the fingers of one hand.

Do you think business like giving money away to their CEOs? They pay what they have to to retain the talent then need to drive their business, whilst I agree such salaries are exorbitant, 250k is not a lot of money in the grand scheme. They simply wouldn't continue to pay someone such fees if they didn't earn it.

Cancer treatments progress far more rapidly than the general public are aware, it is important that charities in this field receive donations. We all bury our heads in the sand when it comes to things that threaten our mortality, but most of us will end up getting cancer so I say don't lose perspective and decide not to donate because of someones salary, look at the bigger picture.
Cancer could have been cured years ago just like most of these large charities why would you chop down the money tree. Its not until they start losing donations that they might realise they need to change their ways & get someone in who is there for the right reason & not the big pay packet.
Nice find but unfortunately I highly doubt even 10% of all donations actually go to cancer research due to their thieving "operational costs" f*** off thieves.
Animal testing. No thanks!!
Harley_Mick3 h, 9 m ago

The chief executive of Cancer Research UK, Harpal Kumar, earns up to …The chief executive of Cancer Research UK, Harpal Kumar, earns up to £240,000 a year


Disgusting
People love to get on their high horse about charity CEO salaries but I've not seen any sensible suggestions about how much they should be paid or how it should be funded.

Persimmon have just reduced their CEO bonus to £75m because there was a backlash at the original £100m. This is in a country with a massive lack of affordable housing.

And yet here we are, reading comments about what a disgrace it is that someone running an organisation whose mission it is to find a cure for cancer, has the audacity to earn £240k a year.

Utterly depressing.
Harley_Mick9 h, 3 m ago

The chief executive of Cancer Research UK, Harpal Kumar, earns up to …The chief executive of Cancer Research UK, Harpal Kumar, earns up to £240,000 a year



I know, let’s get an apprentice to do Harpal’s job;)
I thought this post was about flowers!
cookied7 h, 45 m ago

Cancer could have been cured years ago just like most of these large …Cancer could have been cured years ago just like most of these large charities why would you chop down the money tree. Its not until they start losing donations that they might realise they need to change their ways & get someone in who is there for the right reason & not the big pay packet.


I agree. With billions supposedly thrown at a problem still no cure or prevention just like diabetes. I got diabetes 25 years ago & then I was told a cure was just round the corner. Today it's nearly No1 problem with only ways to manage it & no cure.

When cancer numbers start to level off or even decline probably due to reduction of GM foods or healthier livibg, then these companies will claim they "found" a cure and it's their hard work causing the turnaround. Happens all the time. Look at polio. Oops, I hear lots of footsteps coming my way now........
250k is ridiculous , but the amateur way some charities are run beggars belief . Everyone says the Macmillan nurses are great etc and im sure they are , but when my father died from cancer they were always unobtainable so maybe if some of these salaries could be put towards getting more nurses then it may help the families of the cancer patient
So we are all having a good old moan about 1 blokes salary. If you consider his wage is in relation to the size of organisation he runs it seems fair.
If he worked for a profit making enterprise he’d be on at least 4 times that plus share options.
You then factor in that there are heads of local councils on more, some doctors earn more with overtime, bankers, etc.

It is all relative people and I would be pretty confident if you were offered such a wage you’d take it. The misguided hypocrisy in here never fails to amaze me.

As for cancer cures. If the research is so why is Breast cancer now behind Prostate in mortality rates? Is that advertising, awareness, clinical cures or what?
Also this isn’t a great deal, £6.25 out of £25 going to cancer research, why not cut out the middle man (Prestige Flowers) and buy a bunch from your local independent florist (or petrol station) for a tenner and donate the rest in your mums name
Harley_Mick14 h, 3 m ago

The chief executive of Cancer Research UK, Harpal Kumar, earns up to …The chief executive of Cancer Research UK, Harpal Kumar, earns up to £240,000 a year


Working in the industry - that is less than it costs to treat 4 people with cancer per yr, when the admin, chemo and drug costs are accounted for.

If its a rare cancer, that £240k wouldnt cover 1 persons costs.
Edited by: "RCUK" 1st Mar
cookied11 h, 48 m ago

Cancer could have been cured years ago just like most of these large …Cancer could have been cured years ago just like most of these large charities why would you chop down the money tree. Its not until they start losing donations that they might realise they need to change their ways & get someone in who is there for the right reason & not the big pay packet.


If cancer could have been cured years ago - why hasn't it?
Maybe you should pop to your shed and knock out a quick cure before Love Island tonight if its that easy,.

Spend some time in a research lab or a cancer ward, or a hospice and see the work that goes on before writing such utter crap.
Harley_Mick14 h, 43 m ago

The chief executive of Cancer Research UK, Harpal Kumar, earns up to …The chief executive of Cancer Research UK, Harpal Kumar, earns up to £240,000 a year


That makes British Heart foundation chief look poor (£179,000)
RCUK37 m ago

If cancer could have been cured years ago - why hasn't it?Maybe you should …If cancer could have been cured years ago - why hasn't it?Maybe you should pop to your shed and knock out a quick cure before Love Island tonight if its that easy,.Spend some time in a research lab or a cancer ward, or a hospice and see the work that goes on before writing such utter crap.


Cancer is an umbrella group of around 200 similar but separate diseases.
RCUK4 h, 21 m ago

If cancer could have been cured years ago - why hasn't it?Maybe you should …If cancer could have been cured years ago - why hasn't it?Maybe you should pop to your shed and knock out a quick cure before Love Island tonight if its that easy,.Spend some time in a research lab or a cancer ward, or a hospice and see the work that goes on before writing such utter crap.


There’s more profit in treating it is what he’s saying, a lot of people agree with him
This charity lark is far from perfect but I for one am grateful for anything that can be done. I'm currently having chemo which I know can't cure me and only a rare and experimental operation will give me any hope if I'm lucky enough to be offered it.

However, I have been amazed and humbled with the care and treatment provided. I have also learnt so much on my journey including the fact that if this happened to me as close as 30 years ago I probably wouldn't be here typing this.
What annoys me about Cancer Research UK is that they do hardly ANY research on the causes of cancer. If they exposed the chemicals in the food supply, water supply and all the other human induced cancer causing activities, the world might get a better grip on the disease. Prevention rather than cure as they say.
garyarms23 h, 32 m ago

Yet this is not a commercial operation, it is supposed to be a charity. …Yet this is not a commercial operation, it is supposed to be a charity. The last time I saw someone had posted the accounts the top 10 salaries amounted to just under £2million.....all from donations. That is obscene


i agree the salary arguement is a load of bo**ux...... they always use that excuse when highly paid execs working for charity are found out. Like other large charities that operate on the high street the arguement doesnt apply to the store managers and staff. Its sheer greed and taking advantage.
foggy32 m ago

This charity lark is far from perfect but I for one am grateful for …This charity lark is far from perfect but I for one am grateful for anything that can be done. I'm currently having chemo which I know can't cure me and only a rare and experimental operation will give me any hope if I'm lucky enough to be offered it.However, I have been amazed and humbled with the care and treatment provided. I have also learnt so much on my journey including the fact that if this happened to me as close as 30 years ago I probably wouldn't be here typing this.


I sincerely hope you get your operation and make a full recovery, fuck cancer
cookied22 h, 44 m ago

Cancer could have been cured years ago just like most of these large …Cancer could have been cured years ago just like most of these large charities why would you chop down the money tree. Its not until they start losing donations that they might realise they need to change their ways & get someone in who is there for the right reason & not the big pay packet.


You mean someone who can afford to work for free, feeding themselves purely on the thought of the good deeds they're doing? Skills cost money, mate. It's not all about pumping money into new drugs.
maltikism3 h, 45 m ago

You mean someone who can afford to work for free, feeding themselves …You mean someone who can afford to work for free, feeding themselves purely on the thought of the good deeds they're doing? Skills cost money, mate. It's not all about pumping money into new drugs.


I would like to see what skills warrant a salary of quarter million a year actually.
Like most 'jobs' in life I believe you would find any average human being would manage the job quite well and be happy with say 50 or 60 K (plus expenses) for a position requiring occasional international travel etc.
(fair enough,its likely a 25 hour week average)
These 'elite' only get the big bucks by proving they can make unpopular decisions without conscience.
(like sacking people)
'Skills cost money, mate' ; yet the C.E.O. expects shop floor staff (mostly O.A.P.'s ) to work for nothing?
So a 'charity' makes money off the goodwill of people and one bumwipe gets fistfulls because it is accepted they are worth it? They ARE NOT.
No 'Charity' should vastly reward a minority for very little, it just smacks of chronyism (find out who appointed them?) and the inertia problem of people slow to realise they are now being duped.
How long do you think the C.E.O. will get 250k a year when you refuse to contribute until it changes?
Its not a 'charity', its a business of the very nastiest kind.
If you want to help without the majority of your money going on expenses, give to;

University college London (UCL ) ; research.
aoc.ucl.ac.uk/alu…942

University college Hospital (UCH) ; treatment/ care.
donate.justgiving.com/don…2Q=

UCL are likely the biggest contributors to that science in the world,and EVERYBODY gets paid.
Cancer research U.K. give them money but skim it (for collecting services).
And no, the lead scientists dont make 250K a year.
Edited by: "joe_shmoe" 2nd Mar
garyarms28th Feb

Yet this is not a commercial operation, it is supposed to be a charity. …Yet this is not a commercial operation, it is supposed to be a charity. The last time I saw someone had posted the accounts the top 10 salaries amounted to just under £2million.....all from donations. That is obscene


Get real, charities are commercial operations and they need someone who knows what they are doing to lead them. They don’t pay market rates but they have to pay a reasonable amount or they will fail.
Qas2K91st Mar

Nice find but unfortunately I highly doubt even 10% of all donations …Nice find but unfortunately I highly doubt even 10% of all donations actually go to cancer research due to their thieving "operational costs" f*** off thieves.


Well maybe you should get off your *** and check in their annual report but that doesn’t suit your agenda does it. Try 80%... source: 2016/17 Annual Report.
colintayler5 h, 24 m ago

Well maybe you should get off your *** and check in their annual report …Well maybe you should get off your *** and check in their annual report but that doesn’t suit your agenda does it. Try 80%... source: 2016/17 Annual Report.


give to u.c.l., its 100%.
joe_shmoe1 h, 22 m ago

give to u.c.l., its 100%.


You do realise a large part of UCLs funding comes from Cancer Research and if they didn't have the profile they have, UCL wouldn't be getting this money.

While I agree in principle that it would be better if a greater % of donations went direct to the cause, a CEO salary of £50k just isn't realistic. A tube driver earns more than that and we're talking about a complex organisation with hundreds of employees and an annual income of more than £600m.
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