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Donate £5 to charity (from government) for free with This Morning @ ITV

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Found 12th Sep 2013
Featured on the TV show This Morning.

If you have done a kind deed (like help an old lady with her shopping) fill in this small form and the government will donate £5 to charity.

"For the first 50,000 meaningful acts of kindness pledged, the Government will donate £5 per pledge to ITV’s Text Santa appeal – which supports six UK charities who provide practical help or support to someone near you."

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however work in a job where you help the public and the government will cut your budget cap your wages stifle your pensions and try to sell off your service to the private sector Well Done Dave

why are you wasting more of my tax? (rhetorical question)

Original Poster

gulp. the delete button, where's the delete button?

if it helps (at all) these are the charities that would benefit:
Barnardos
Age UK
Beat Bullying
British Heart Foundation
CLIC Sargent
Help the Hospices

and you can still vote whichever way you like next time

The Government has no money.It has yours an my money and has decided to spend it in a sad publicity stunt.Give us the £5 back and we can spend it on helping someone that really needs a hand,not some charity admin office and ad agency.
Edited by: "angst" 12th Sep 2013

this is a pathetic exercise by the government! our tax money being used to generate goodwill for them!

The government donate 60 billion to charity every year it's called foreign aid.

tanked

gulp. the delete button, where's the delete button?if it helps (at all) … gulp. the delete button, where's the delete button?if it helps (at all) these are the charities that would benefit:BarnardosAge UKBeat BullyingBritish Heart FoundationCLIC SargentHelp the Hospicesand you can still vote whichever way you like next time

forgot the bobby Moore cancer fund

m0z1thebear

this is a pathetic exercise by the government! our tax money being used … this is a pathetic exercise by the government! our tax money being used to generate goodwill for them!



I agree! How DARE they give money to the likes of Banardos and Age UK. How evil can they get!!!???! The fact that they are trying to encourage people to help elderly neighbours etc. at the same time is just the icing on the cake - I don't think I've seen anything this evil since Hitler.

The only pathetic thing here is the likes of you - so arrogant and conceited that you cannot bare the idea that the government might get a bit of good PR even though it benefits charities in the process. Grow up, you are acting like a toddler.

angst

The Government has no money.It has yours an my money and has decided to … The Government has no money.It has yours an my money and has decided to spend it in a sad publicity stunt.Give us the £5 back and we can spend it on helping someone that really needs a hand,not some charity admin office and ad agency.



Are you genuinely suggesting that people shouldn't give money to those charities because of a bit of admin?

People like you make me sick - the worst part being you don't even know what you're doing is so wrong. It is nothing but a LIE to state that the £5 will go to an "admin office and ad agency". Let's look at the facts instead of the ranting of an ignorant moron...

From a £5 donation:
Banardos will spend 95p on admin/fundraising - with every pound spent on fundraising bringing in another £3.95.
AgeUK will spend 20p on admin/fundraising
British Heart Foundation will spend 85p on admin/fundraising (only 5p of that being admin)

The other 3 are comparatively minor charities and it was difficult to work out the amounts - if you are genuinely bothered however I'm sure they'd be happy to tell you if you asked. So using the figures I have available, of that £5 donation about 66p will be spent on admin etc. - with the vast majority of that being on fundraising which brings in more than is spent.

Running such major organisations is impossible without spending money on admin - and it is moronic to suggest that the people served by those charities would be better off without it. It's all well and good you saying you'll spend £5 on helping someone but I'm fairly certain you won't... If people actually did do that then there would be no need for these charities to exist at all...

callum9999

I agree! How DARE they give money to the likes of Banardos and Age UK. … I agree! How DARE they give money to the likes of Banardos and Age UK. How evil can they get!!!???! The fact that they are trying to encourage people to help elderly neighbours etc. at the same time is just the icing on the cake - I don't think I've seen anything this evil since Hitler.The only pathetic thing here is the likes of you - so arrogant and conceited that you cannot bare the idea that the government might get a bit of good PR even though it benefits charities in the process. Grow up, you are acting like a toddler.


You sir are a **** idiot
We shouldn't have to rely on charities to help the elderly or orphans the government could eradicate the need for any of this but they are against any public sector organisations that cannot generate profits for their friends.

dazza1011

You sir are a **** idiotWe shouldn't have to rely on charities to help … You sir are a **** idiotWe shouldn't have to rely on charities to help the elderly or orphans the government could eradicate the need for any of this but they are against any public sector organisations that cannot generate profits for their friends.



I'm a what? I can't think of a 4 letter word that could make sense in that gap?

So you are arguing that the Government is more capable and efficient at running those services than AgeUK and Barnardos? Not to mention that 1) the government provides funding for both those charities and 2) if the government was going to take over the role of charities then our taxes would have to rise substantially - though no doubt you just think the rich should have to pay for everything?

And that last line is blatantly absurd. Britain has one of the "largest" governments in the world. Something ridiculous like 25% of the working population are employed by the government. And you want me to believe that they "hate the public sector"?

Hmm well i did write a 7 letter word and it abbreviated it to stars automatically but you get the gist
No I'm suggesting that the government should ensure that the charities are not required by funding local services and not cutting budgets so councils then have to rely on charities and volunteers to do the work.

Also if we can afford to try and start a war/conflict in Syria we can afford to ensure that the elderly and less advantaged at least have a bit of dignity in life
Edited by: "dazza1011" 13th Sep 2013

Original Poster

Really wish I'd hidden the fact that is was from/via government

and instead added lines like "this is my first post" and "most of you will vote cold but"

Sod my deserving causes and goverment and itv decide to send our money abroad??? Joke

angst

The Government has no money.It has yours an my money and has decided to … The Government has no money.It has yours an my money and has decided to spend it in a sad publicity stunt.Give us the £5 back and we can spend it on helping someone that really needs a hand,not some charity admin office and ad agency.


How weird are all you people? The government spends 'your' money all day everyday on all sorts of things that we could question the costs of but who's got the time and inclination for that? This is a really simple message, do something nice for someone and some great charities will get some money. What's the problem?

They are not my government

Have been taking a lady into town as her husband has dementia, she has an amazing sense of humour and makes me laugh with her latest story about her husband. Just recently have also been taking another friend of hers into town save her waiting in the rain. Also have been clearing out junk, have taken 3 boxes into chariety shop so far. Plus last couple of weeks have had a friend staying who is having a marriage issue, thankfully the short break has helped them both. Trying to do a daily good deed

Wow Isobella, that's amazing. It's great to hear lovely stories about people like you. Please register it on the This Morning website and make it help even more. It's people like you that make the world a better place

callum9999

I agree! How DARE they give money to the likes of Banardos and Age UK. … I agree! How DARE they give money to the likes of Banardos and Age UK. How evil can they get!!!???! The fact that they are trying to encourage people to help elderly neighbours etc. at the same time is just the icing on the cake - I don't think I've seen anything this evil since Hitler.The only pathetic thing here is the likes of you - so arrogant and conceited that you cannot bare the idea that the government might get a bit of good PR even though it benefits charities in the process. Grow up, you are acting like a toddler.



Toddler? Maybe if you learnt how to spell better and got out of your diapers you would see that charity is given of free will. Not used as an advertisement of your generosity using someone else's money.

If I want to give my money, I will choose who, when and how much.

But that's not true. The government spend 'your' money all the time, so you don't choose who, when and how much. But weirdly the time you're objecting to the spend is when it's for UK charities that do great work. Very odd..... Out of curiosity what government spending DO you agree with?
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