Might encourage more people to sign up who will then raise more funds for the charity bysponsorship.
Seems a strange concept to save money on a charitable event.
Might encourage more people to sign up who will then raise more funds for the charity bysponsorship.
Seems a strange concept to save money on a charitable event.
And they are all CEOs of large corporates are they? In what way do you think they could do the job?
The EXACT reason why i will NEVER put a penny in big corporate ‘charities’ pockets!!!
It's not what I think it's what the sector pays. If these people you know have the skills and experience to do it then they should apply next time it comes up and donate the remaining £190k to UCL research.
I dont care what YOU think is realistic. I know many people who could and would do the job for £60K.
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.
Yet again people walk around blind folded. Open ur eyes. Its all a scam.
Someone's going on Santa naughty list. :p
The only ridiculous thing is your comment. How would you suggest a charity generating over £400 million a year is going to run without any costs?
Wel that says it all. Ridiculous my every penny of hard earned money should go direct to the cause
This much. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/how-we-spend-your-money
Just watch when purchasing one of these if you're a man. The band wouldn't fit round my wrist unfortunately, and I'm not a huge guy either.
Anyone seen the movember ones in any shops. £2.70 delivery is excessive! I'd rather buy 2 in a shop so I knew where my money was going!
I'm doing the London 10k Winter Run in London in 2 weeks for Cancer Research.
Store finder here http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/support-us/donate/world-cancer-day/find-a-shop
Peacocks (The one in Coventry, West Orchards, anyway) have them. Maybe all Peacocks outlets do.
Don't worry, it was time well spent.
Still not voting hot though, as don't think this deal should go high as many people will just pay the 79p.I have to thank you for taking the time to let me know you can make donations in a charity shop, thought the OP was making this part up.;)
What local shop?
Wouldn't buy at any price - the cause seems good at first glance, but why do all the management get a salary rather than work for free if they're such good and caring people ? As for a bargain, my local pound shop had Christmas cards reduced to 5p each this week...... that's a bargain. I have friends and family who have shops in small local high streets, and they now have a choice of closing down or claiming tax credits to try and stay in business - charity shops like cancer research get free stock, free staff (other than management), reduced business rates, often get free advertising in local media etc etc ............... how is that fair or even morally defensible, to help put your competitors out of business ? Charity shops these days are part of a business empire so should compete on a level playing field. Many of the smaller family businesses which have to close down in part due to charity shops, are run by people nearing retirement age who will not get paid work elsewhere. How much of every pound you spend in a charity shop actually goes to the charity rather than paying overheads - ask in your local shop and see if they know the answer ? Charity shops in my opinion should be forced to pay their way like every other business in a high street, and the sooner they go back to jumble sales at the weekend the better - I have nothing against lots of charities doing good work, but when they are unfairly competing against small family businesses and helping to close many of them down, I cannot see that they should be supported.
I'm fairly sure you can pay the price on the label and then put any additional donation in the box on the counter. Yes I'd rather pay full price too but at least the OP is pointing out that you can get these charity cards. So HEAT added!
i wouldn't worry about it. None of your money will actually research cancer. It will go to wages, shop rents, TV adverts etc.
My tax breakdown for last year said I paid over £2,000 towards welfare, this I think is an ample charitable donation to the less unfortunate. I'm am happy with my level of charitable donations at the moment. I also question Cancer Charities, I don't want to be a mumbling mess in a nursing home, being pumped full of expensive pills to keep the dreaded cancer away.
Shame my mum didn't know it was self curable As she was riddled in pain not being able to walk before she passed away If only we knew eh !!!
I am convinced about the selling on of details too. me, my wife and my sister all donated to this charity and were inundated by the same charities inside a few weeks. You have no idea how many charities are sitting on a surplus of cash, a few years ago guide dogs for the blind had millions in reserve. Then there was the tsunami appeal which raised over a billion worldwide, and supposedly so far has built 6 regular buildings (non hospital etc). As said above if you can give direct.
sorry just hit ignore for you now, you are an .........
That was after you edited your post to correct the spelling?
Sign, some people hey
Look at me! Look at me! I just love to tell strangers how charitable I am!
And give them an tenner to round it up for charity :)
I have many qualifications- you don't need to worry about that. Poundland jobs are only for returning indigenous brtiish troops who have been made redundant from their child-murdering in Iraq and Afghanistan -
Sounds like redundancy has taken its toll on you, poor fellow. I hear there are jobs going at pound land that may suit you?
23 years in research drug discovery. 6 pharmaceutical companies, 3 "charities". 11 Drug discovery projects. That's my proof. I no longer work in that business now, so I am free to talk about it. Let me ask you a question. Name one drug discovery company that does not do animal testing for their medicines?? I would love to know!!!
No. I am not Mr Icke. The Mr Ickes of this world- you will find- successfully runs Cancer Research. He want you to give money to him so he can wage his brave western war against the jihadi cancer boogyman. But in fact he takes your money for his salary and freebies. I know this because I used to work for Mr Icke and his type and his organisation. His misinformation works wonders on you. Now- you get back to baking them cakes for CR.
So your telling the truth and they are all lying? Like you have said .. do you have proof to substantiate this ?
Thanks for your response, appreciated!!! I am so deflated but you know i believe you are so right!
The short answer is that some does. But, the majority does not. For these charities, the bottom line to cancer it that is is not a disease......it is a business model. Hope you get well soon!
Well, I'm dumbfounded, having had two surgeries for cancer and now having chemo (6 off) followed by radio for 5 weeks,, I have been fund raising so much and now I wonder where my donation money is actually going... paying for business class flights???
CRUK love people like you
Yes, they certainly do research, there is no question of that. I showing you where most of your money is really going. Also, you are correct, that was 20 years ago. My last biotech was in 2007 and such abuses had increased. CEOs were paying themselves even more than £125 K in 2007 than 1999. Are you saying since 2007 till today, there has been a massive clean up of this scam called CRUK?? Trust me, there hasn't. I know people still working there today. If anything is it even worse. Today they specialise in making up job titles for people they employ that have nothing to do with research into finding cancer medicines on over-inflated salaries. Titles like Technology Transfer Managers, Transitional Science Executives, Business Development Managers. You tell me, what right does a "charity" have employing such people?? They sit at their desks and talk and talk and have coffee before more talk. It is absolutely disgraceful. On their salaries you could employ 3 scientists for everyone of them. Don't get me wrong, you are innocent in all this. They are the ones in the wrong. Your deal is legitimate. However, you are funding deviants whose primary concern is not finding anti-cancer medicines (that may be a secondary concern). Their primary concern for these people is paying themselves and their mates in made up job titles and living it up with your money you donated.
Orderd a couple for my apartments in Dubai and Miami!<3
Have to agree wth the cynics in here. Not a fan of charities and there underhanded tactics these days
Bunch of cynics in this thread! Many charities offer this service and while a donation is suggested it is by no means forced, I see it as a great idea for charities to potentially raise some much needed money while at the same time helping the community and spreading awareness.
I'm sorry there is a conflict of interest here. A potential beneficiary is involved in the will making process albeit as a secondary party. Not a good combination. By all means give to this charity. But keep your will making decision separate from your living charity giving process.
Please donate too
That's damn funny. LOL. Seriously, lets 'big' Cancer Research up, though, everyone loves charities esp. when they o good work.
You wouldn't say that if you knew my family history. ;)
Amazing people help me look after my mate few years back.
you cant catch it :|
people who have needed to support if mcmillan nurses would know there worth if u can't afford much to begin with then 20p from alot of sales is better than 2.99 of none let people make there own choice on the matter .
I received my goodies today,very happy with them :)
4 pedometers for the family, lovely post thanks :)
Actually I dissagree, the prices are pretty competitive and they make nice stocking fillers for people. They aren't nobly at all!
thanks, heat added. ordered a watch.
Not really 100% gprs to them but they do not say how much profit is in each item. They do not get the products for free
I used folding@home on my PS3, but I think this is a good idea as parents can install it on their kids' phones and I'm sure it's hours of fun for a 4year old.
The game gets really boring VERY quickly. Its a bit of a waste of time. I don't really understand why they don't republish something like the old folding@home PC program.
Thanks for posting. Saw this a few weeks back on MSN. I didn't think of posting it.
BBC news link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26009350
lol. Keeping the best ones for themselves and their pals and selling second hand Primark clothes for more than they cost in the first place.
ive been in a lot of these 'cancer research' shops doesnt seem to be a lot of cancer research going on. mainly old ladies selling ornaments
Everyone should stop donating to cancer research charities because they don’t focus enough on prevention rather than a cure? And cancer research is a failure … because we haven’t cured cancer? If you look at cancer research website, they are researching prevention as well as cures, they are educating about life style, genetic risk and encouraging people to notice warning signs. They do carry out/commission medical research to try aid the fight against cancer. But without organisations carrying out research, then cancer would be death sentence, but for many people its not. Maybe progression to find a cure is to slow, but surely slow is better than no progression at all.
Isn't it better giving your money to Cancer Research rather than to Clintons???
"The next time you are asked to donate to a cancer organisation, bear in mind that your money will be used to sustain an industry which has been deemed by many eminent scientists as a qualified failure and by others, as a complete fraud. If you would like to make a difference, inform these organisations that you won't donate to them until they change their approach to one which is focussed on prevention and study of the human condition. We have the power to change things by making their present approach unprofitable. It is only through our charitable donations and taxes that these institutions survive on their present unproductive path." http://rense.com/general9/cre.htm
The wife has ordered one of these in memory of her Nana
Some of the comments are really funny :p
Heat added :)
Cancer research are not the saints everyone thinks they are.
Have some heat! :)
I'd love to vote this hot but I just don't believe in Cancer Research - a hefty chunk of donations goes solely towards advertising and mail shots which they cloud by defining it as "essential to fighting cancer". I'd rather support my local hospice who deal with those fighting cancer now. That's just my two cents having gone through it myself, not tin-hatted conspiracy theorism.
Never thought of shopping here..thanks OP they do have some sweet stuff :p
got some last week great find
If mocmocamoc is 'completely ignorant' as to how charities work, then you must be completely ignorant of simple economics if you cannot see his logic. Take the example he posed -- how much do you think the charity would benefit by if it pays the solicitor £100, the client wills the charity £200, and then dies in 30 years time? The answer is nothing. It actually makes a loss. Assuming an average inflation rate over those 30 years at the same rate over the last 30 years, the £200 would be worth only £66. I think most people taking advantage of this 'free' will service would not, on average, be as generous as donating as much as £200, anyway. So, even if the average time between making the will and dying is shorter that 30 years, I cannot see the charity coming out ahead.
You're clearly completely ignorant as to how major charities work - so why exactly did you donate to them in the first place... The money they spend on will making will be something like 0.00001% of their budget - it doesn't prevent them working on cures for cancer. Last year they spent £332m on cancer research, funding 4000 doctors and 200 clinical trials.
Suitable for only very simple cases but free for all http://www.freewillform.co.uk
Well how does amassing all the worlds money cure cancer? 1. You donate £100 2. They spend it on a lawyer to write my will 3. I donate £200 in 30 years when I'm dead. I presume at some point in the future they'll have enough and have a go at some cancer research?
This is how they get MORE money...
or buy the £5 bouquet instore in co op i think and give a tenner direct to charity, they will be better off... ?
Shame about delivery charge...
heat from me, just got some sets of chopsticks (6 for £1) which look lovely. also few notebooks, gift boxes and a BRA keyring (friends birthday, heehee) Thank you!
70% off because of the ridiculous prices they charge in the first place. One or two okay prices there, but mainly a rip off at the original sale price.
Thanks OP - some lovely items for gifts and some great ribbons for scrapbooking
Thanks for this great deal! It has been featured over on the HUKD blog ]Playpennies!
What? This is a shop that sells gifts which are all brand new & this is a good quality wooden toy. You need to get educated on how these charities work.
PMSL I have my first stalker on hotukdeals. How long ago were those deals? Jog on son, there's more to the community than racing to be the first to post that haribo are reduced by 50p. For example, as a result of my post in the Sky 1TB offer, I have had several pm's asking for advice. Not the first time. My apologies for not visiting every day, but alas I have a life. Perhaps you should try it. No need to reply any more, I get bored by oxygen thieves such as yourself way too quickly.
I wasn't creating a rumour, I was stating my own suspicions. Still a load of tat either way.
Because I suspect it's 2nd hand, and therefore no different to tat from ebay. Maybe you could post every item listed on ebay or something? Anyway, this thread can end as somebody obviously liked your 'bargain' and bought it.