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    Oxfam Haiti Earthquake Response - If you have anything to give... an opportunity to buy something REALLY useful.

    Breaking news: Haiti earthquake

    A major earthquake has struck Haiti just ten miles from the capital city of Port-Au-Prince. Local officials are reporting a catastrophe of major proportions.

    Oxfam has long experience in Haiti, and we're rushing in teams from around the region to respond where our assistance is most needed. Our response will include providing clean water, shelter and sanitation.

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    not a deal but I hope it stays a deal and gets super hot just to attract people to give. heat (and a donation) from me!

    This should be removed and posted in Misc.........................

    Disagree - leave it in the spriit of how it's intended

    This isn't a public noticeboard, its a deals site - please use it as such!

    You pair of miseries

    If it was in the Deals section it might make people actually notice it and think to themselves " If i can afford to buy things that i see on this site maybe i can afford to donate to this cause".

    HUKD aren't very charitable!

    Little Suzie down the road needs a life saving operation, but it’s only available in the US. Her parents are trying to raise the necessary funds for this. Should I post it in the deals section?

    Geemac;7525936

    Little Suzie down the road needs a life saving operation, but it’s only a … Little Suzie down the road needs a life saving operation, but it’s only available in the US. Her parents are trying to raise the necessary funds for this. Should I post it in the deals section?


    Totaly agree with you 100% :thumbsup:

    Geemac;7525936

    Little Suzie down the road needs a life saving operation, but it’s only a … Little Suzie down the road needs a life saving operation, but it’s only available in the US. Her parents are trying to raise the necessary funds for this. Should I post it in the deals section?



    This isn't for 1 person, this is a lot of people that need help, its just to make people think of buying something useful - Donating to a cause. If you dont like then thats fine but there's no need to make negative comments.

    God forbid if something happened to the UK - A terrible disaster - I wouldn't be suprised if other countries didnt help us! Im sure we are the most selfish nation.

    Banned

    Isnt oxfam one of the worst ways of giving? I did read recently that only 20% of money raised in their shops actually gets to the ones suffering hardship. The rest goes on admin / bills / salaries.

    very good website here for determining the best charities & their profiles

    intelligentgiving.com/cha…ser

    Smaybelline;7526056

    This isn't for 1 person, this is a lot of people that need help, its just … This isn't for 1 person, this is a lot of people that need help, its just to make people think of buying something useful - Donating to a cause. If you dont like then thats fine but there's no need to make negative comments.God forbid if something happened to the UK - A terrible disaster - I wouldn't be suprised if other countries didnt help us! Im sure we are the most selfish nation.



    Oh I see as little Suzie is only one person, in your opinion she is not deserving of our charity? You are “sure we are the most selfish nation” Then you are an idiot

    csiman;7526152

    Isnt oxfam one of the worst ways of giving? I did read recently that only … Isnt oxfam one of the worst ways of giving? I did read recently that only 20% of money raised in their shops actually gets to the ones suffering hardship. The rest goes on admin / bills / salaries.very good website here for determining the best charities & their profileshttp://www.intelligentgiving.com/charity_chooser



    I am not promoting Oxfam or any charity. Just think it was a good post - A way of making people think and not ignore. But guess most people just want it moved to Misc so they dont have to see it. Shame. I hope it made some people stop and think and donate however they want via whichever charity.

    tbh this might sound callous but where was the appeal for cockermouth? Etc too much money floods out of this country as it is would rather donate to local charities

    Marty1981;7526276

    tbh this might sound callous but where was the appeal for cockermouth? … tbh this might sound callous but where was the appeal for cockermouth? Etc too much money floods out of this country as it is would rather donate to local charities



    right, so you had the opportunity to post an appeal for cockermouth yourself but didnt but now feel that you should whinge about it. nice one. :thumbsup:

    Marty1981;7526276

    tbh this might sound callous but where was the appeal for cockermouth? … tbh this might sound callous but where was the appeal for cockermouth? Etc too much money floods out of this country as it is would rather donate to local charities



    Should posted it then ..... A lot of people were affected by that and people would have donated all they could to help.

    SunTzu;7526309

    right, so you had the opportunity to post an appeal for cockermouth … right, so you had the opportunity to post an appeal for cockermouth yourself but didnt but now feel that you should whinge about it. nice one. :thumbsup:



    :thumbsup:

    SunTzu;7526309

    right, so you had the opportunity to post an appeal for cockermouth … right, so you had the opportunity to post an appeal for cockermouth yourself but didnt but now feel that you should whinge about it. nice one. :thumbsup:


    Nice to see you have set this charity up then? Would that be a no? I dont actually live in cockermouth with it not being in yorkshire but do help out with local charities but as always never let facts get in the way of a moronic statement

    Banned

    Marty1981;7526276

    tbh this might sound callous but where was the appeal for cockermouth? … tbh this might sound callous but where was the appeal for cockermouth? Etc too much money floods out of this country as it is would rather donate to local charities


    cumbriafoundation.org/

    over a million donated.

    get your wallet out :-D

    Marty1981;7526425

    Nice to see you have set this charity up then? Would that be a no? I dont … Nice to see you have set this charity up then? Would that be a no? I dont actually live in cockermouth with it not being in yorkshire but do help out with local charities but as always never let facts get in the way of a moronic statement



    Its not supposed to become an argument. I like you also support my local chairites. But its just a nice thing the OP was doing by posting this, just to make people aware. It was not intended to cause arguments.

    Everyone has their own opinions on which chairties they prefer.

    csiman;7526446

    http://www.cumbriafoundation.org/over a million donated.get your wallet … http://www.cumbriafoundation.org/over a million donated.get your wallet out :-D



    :thumbsup: Barclays gave £50,000!

    Smaybelline;7526360

    Should posted it then ..... A lot of people were affected by that and … Should posted it then ..... A lot of people were affected by that and people would have donated all they could to help. :thumbsup:


    As could you being closer than i am may have to start an appeal to buy maps. As i say better helping local charity as has been pointed out a minor percentage from oxfam gets through. But nice to see part time do gooders come out of the woodwork

    Marty1981;7526545

    As could you being closer than i am may have to start an appeal to buy … As could you being closer than i am may have to start an appeal to buy maps. As i say better helping local charity as has been pointed out a minor percentage from oxfam gets through. But nice to see part time do gooders come out of the woodwork



    Who are you to tell me who i should and shouldn't donate to. Yes i live in Lancashire - You live in Yorkshire. Cumbria is close to us both!

    I did donate - My family made up boxes with food and gifts and sent it and i donated money. (Not that its any of your business really)

    But yes i donate to local charities - And i like to donate to causes around the world. I was just agreeing that the OP was trying to do a good thing and raise awareness. I dont see why people have to be so negative and rude.

    Isnt it time we sorted our own garden out? before others?

    chuf;7527128

    Isnt it time we sorted our own garden out? before others?



    If everyone shared that view then as i said i dread to think what would happen if the Uk had a major disaster

    Banned

    chuf;7527128

    Isnt it time we sorted our own garden out? before others?



    What a narrow view of the world. Maybe do some travelling and realise how we are all connected:thumbsup:

    FilthAndFurry;7527214

    What a narrow view of the world. Maybe do some travelling and realise how … What a narrow view of the world. Maybe do some travelling and realise how we are all connected:thumbsup:


    I do travel worldwide and i do see how much money is pumped into these countries which you might as well burn on a fire as its the same old same old every year............
    Perhaps if all the money that went abroad went back into the UK this could pay for FREE heating for all our Pensioners in our winter months........Or even maybe Free Electric...........just a couple of examples im sure there are many more.........................

    chuf;7528752

    its the same old same old every year............



    We're not talking about the things you see on those adverts about fresh water and medical aid etc... Yes thats the same thing every year , we are talking about a disaster that has just happened - That doesnt happen every year, Its a terrible thing and we should stop and think and do what we can to help even if its just a £1

    If something happened to the UK - Say a freak massive tsunami tidal wave hurricane and all our houses were wiped out and our families were trapped and we were dying and needed help do you think other countrys would sit there and think "ooh help ourselves before helping others, its the same old same every year, they didnt help us" No wonder this world is like it is - Everyone is so selfish. If we all took time to stop and help others not just ourselves maybe the world would be a better place (starting to sound like a Michael Jackson song now so i'll stop) Its just such a shame that people have those views. Never mind - At least i know i've done my bit.

    chuf;7528752

    I do travel worldwide and i do see how much money is pumped into these … I do travel worldwide and i do see how much money is pumped into these countries which you might as well burn on a fire as its the same old same old every year............Perhaps if all the money that went abroad went back into the UK this could pay for FREE heating for all our Pensioners in our winter months........Or even maybe Free Electric...........just a couple of examples im sure there are many more.........................



    And the most stupid post i've heard this year goes to this.
    Actually more than this year.

    Banned

    chuf;7528752

    I do travel worldwide and i do see how much money is pumped into these … I do travel worldwide and i do see how much money is pumped into these countries which you might as well burn on a fire as its the same old same old every year............Perhaps if all the money that went abroad went back into the UK this could pay for FREE heating for all our Pensioners in our winter months........Or even maybe Free Electric...........just a couple of examples im sure there are many more.........................



    only example here is the example you have made of yourself:whistling:

    so because people in this country have not chosen to save for a rainy day when they might need cash and spent it enjoying themselves or whatever, charities and people around the world who have nothing and no resources or help whatsoever should miss out

    get a grip and get out of england (traveling is good):whistling:

    DarkKnight;7528985

    And the most stupid post i've heard this year goes to this.Actually more … And the most stupid post i've heard this year goes to this.Actually more than this year.



    casparwhite;7529036

    only example here is the example you have made of yourself:whistling:so … only example here is the example you have made of yourself:whistling:so because people in this country have not chosen to save for a rainy day when they might need cash and spent it enjoying themselves or whatever, charities and people around the world who have nothing and no resources or help whatsoever should miss outget a grip and get out of england (traveling is good):whistling:



    Thankyou both of you :thumbsup: - I was starting to lose hope :?

    not a deal :roll: learn ho to use the forum please

    donation made however
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