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James Caan's from Dragons Den Audio Auto Biography - All Proceeds to Pakistan Earthquake Appeal
James Caan's from Dragons Den Audio Auto Biography - All Proceeds to Pakistan Earthquake Appeal

James Caan's from Dragons Den Audio Auto Biography - All Proceeds to Pakistan Earthquake Appeal

Not really a deal - as its the only place you can get it !

But .... cheapest i can see ht epaperback is around £6 - and its for a great cause.

James Caan's from Dragons Den has released his autobiography, The Real Deal, in audiobook format with all proceeds raised going to the Pakistan Earthquake Appeal - might not be everyones idea of a good read - but thought might be someones - so worth a post just incase to help raise some funds.

Taken from page - The Telegraph is offering readers this best-selling autobiography as an audiobook for only £4.95, with all proceeds going to the Pakistan Floods Appeal.

"The first raindrop fell in Pakistan in July. Two months later, over 20 million people have been affected, more than 1,500 lives lost and around 4,500 villages are now wholly submerged under water. This has been the worst natural disaster globally in recent times. To help those who have been affected and regain a sense of normality in their lives, they need a home, access to medication and clean water, and the children need to remain in education.

The James Caan Foundation has created a model to rebuild villages. On our next visit to Pakistan, we will identify a village to completely rebuild. Having selected the village, the JCF will deliver the vital components needed for the people of Pakistan to be able to look towards a brighter future. These include construction, water, sanitation, education and child protection and healthcare".

To raise money for this monumental task, all the proceeds from the sale of James' autobiography in audio format, The Real Deal, will be donated to the Flood Appeal. The autobiography is a UK best seller and follows James' journey from a child in Brick Lane to joining the panel of BBC's Dragons' Den.

It's an honest account that covers James' personal achievements as well as business milestones on the way to becoming one of the UK's most dynamic and successful entrepreneurs.

To download your your copy please visit thejcf.co.uk/buy…php

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£5? No thanks. He should give it away and donate £5 for every downloaded copy to the cause himself.

I'm not saying that this ins't a worthwhile venture, but it always irks me when people like him, who have millions of pounds, do something to ask US to donate OUR money...

Banned

how do you know he hasnt donated millions himself?

csiman

how do you know he hasnt donated millions himself?



Because if you read the website he is aiming to raise £500,000 through donations to rebuilt a small Pakistan village. Not that it isn't commendable but as said he could just pay for it himself, he also has more of a connection in the fact he grew up there.

I also despise donating to funds named after "celebs" stroking there ego in the process.
Edited by: "softpurple" 21st Oct 2010

Quietus

I'm not saying that this ins't a worthwhile venture, but it always irks … I'm not saying that this ins't a worthwhile venture, but it always irks me when people like him, who have millions of pounds, do something to ask US to donate OUR money...



Thats why he is so rich, eh up there for thinking down there for dancing

MM

Banned

I hate this sort of thing........... you've got millions, just give them the bloody money and don't tell anyone. I don't make an announcement when I put a pound in the poppy box ffs.

Anyway charity starts at home and there are enough needy charities over here before we start sending it abroad.

End of rant..... over and out........

Notice when he was in Pakistan he stayed for only a couple of days making sure a camera crew were with him. Pity as he`s my fav Dragon.

Ahh give the guy some credit, he cancelled his 50th birthday plans which would of cost him thousands, to go to Pakistan instead to help rebuild the community! So in theory monies saved from the party he should donate to his charity but I doubt it!

hes the nice one, whats the grumpy woman doing?
Edited by: "buggles" 21st Oct 2010

Quietus

I'm not saying that this ins't a worthwhile venture, but it always irks … I'm not saying that this ins't a worthwhile venture, but it always irks me when people like him, who have millions of pounds, do something to ask US to donate OUR money...



Maybe it irks you because you don't understand the concept. He's selling his book and giving the proceeds to charity. People are buying this just like they might buy anything else. When you purchase something you are in fact exchanging money for goods or services. Once the transaction is completed you are no longer the owner of said money or in a position to dictate how that money is used. Therefore he is not donating YOUR money.

I'll not be investing in this and for that reason...I'm out!

Op..Let me tell you where i am.. Im out!

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I'll not be investing in this and for that reason...I'm out!



LOL!

OO71 person likes this

Maybe it irks you because you don't understand the concept. He's selling … Maybe it irks you because you don't understand the concept. He's selling his book and giving the proceeds to charity. People are buying this just like they might buy anything else. When you purchase something you are in fact exchanging money for goods or services. Once the transaction is completed you are no longer the owner of said money or in a position to dictate how that money is used. Therefore he is not donating YOUR money.

Or maybe it irks me for the reason I already stated, and requires no further explanative offerings!:{

Why is he appealing for an earthquake? They've only just had one!

trog0

Ahem, it seems he is using his money Just not in the way you would expect



I thought this guy was a business man.....and then he goes and puts a price of £700 on a baby. Where does he think he was? The Dragons Den?
Edited by: "Lionel1" 22nd Oct 2010

Quietus

Or maybe it irks me for the reason I already stated, and requires no … Or maybe it irks me for the reason I already stated, and requires no further explanative offerings!:{


Your explanation was wrong since he isn't donating your money, therefore further explanative [sic] offerings were required!

Banned

softpurple

Because if you read the website he is aiming to raise £500,000 through … Because if you read the website he is aiming to raise £500,000 through donations to rebuilt a small Pakistan village. Not that it isn't commendable but as said he could just pay for it himself, he also has more of a connection in the fact he grew up there.I also despise donating to funds named after "celebs" stroking there ego in the process.


that still didnt answer my question

your response basically means that no celebrity should ever try & raise funds for charity

OO7

Your explanation was wrong since he isn't donating your money, therefore … Your explanation was wrong since he isn't donating your money, therefore further explanative [sic] offerings were required!

How can my explanation of 'donating' possibly be wrong? You contact a charity, and you give money. That's what 'donating' is. I made no mention of the book in this process, and was simply talking about donating. Don't read into things more than necessary. Also, for the love of [insert deity here], stop [sic]ing things that don't need it. Explanative means the same thing as explanatory, and you just make yourself look pretentious.

Quietus

How can my explanation of 'donating' possibly be wrong? You contact a … How can my explanation of 'donating' possibly be wrong? You contact a charity, and you give money. That's what 'donating' is.


Donating isn't something that just involves money and/or a charity:

donate - To make a donation; to give away something of value to support … donate - To make a donation; to give away something of value to support or contribute towards a cause or for the benefit of another

csiman

that still didnt answer my questionyour response basically means that no … that still didnt answer my questionyour response basically means that no celebrity should ever try & raise funds for charity



Interpretation fail.

As I never stated how much I believe or disbelieve he has donated your Q is moot. So instead of playing your silly game lets flip it. How do you know he HAS donated millions?

Apparently he's also buying pakistan babies for £725 as well from families who have had there homes destroyed by the floods. Commendable of him eh?
bbc.co.uk/new…927


Edited by: "softpurple" 24th Oct 2010

OO7

Donating isn't something that just involves money and/or a charity:

Precisely, and nowhere in my original post did I mention a charity. However, since this is for the Pakistan Earthquake Appeal, the donations would be financial contributions to a Registered Charity.

Banned

softpurple

Apparently he's also buying pakistan babies for £725 as well from … Apparently he's also buying pakistan babies for £725 as well from families who have had there homes destroyed by the floods. Commendable of him eh



He hasn't bought any babies in Pakistan...you must be mistaken
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