Should we donate money to Haiti or help the NHS,Homeless, Elderly in poverty , Needy charities in this Country ???

Found 15th Jan 2010
Yes it's sad and a natural occurrence BUT shouldn't we be sorting out this shambles of a country instead of trying to fix everyone elses problems.

I think we should start here !!

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I'm sorry but I'm of the

"Charity begins at home" Brigade.

So many people here that need the money, would much rather support Charity's here first.

Becksdawe;7550141

I'm sorry but I'm of the "Charity begins at home" Brigade.So many people … I'm sorry but I'm of the "Charity begins at home" Brigade.So many people here that need the money, would much rather support Charity's here first.



+1

Becksdawe;7550141

I'm sorry but I'm of the "Charity begins at home" Brigade.So many people … I'm sorry but I'm of the "Charity begins at home" Brigade.So many people here that need the money, would much rather support Charity's here first.



do both...whatever you were going to donate to one...donate half that and then the other half donate to the other charity :thumbsup:

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Or just give to whom you wish. :thinking:

Personally, I pay enough in tax to feel I helped the NHS and jobless/unlucky/lazy in this country.

With charities it's nice to have a bit more say whom it goes to;-)

Abz;7550150

do both...whatever you were going to donate to one...donate half that and … do both...whatever you were going to donate to one...donate half that and then the other half donate to the other charity :thumbsup:



Nope - firm believer of people in this country should benefit from any spare cash I have first.

Unfair?

Maybe

I remember we had an earthquake a couple of years ago.. I didn't see them rushing to help us then..

Jed Maxwell;7550167

I remember we had an earthquake a couple of years ago.. I didn't see them … I remember we had an earthquake a couple of years ago.. I didn't see them rushing to help us then..



Hardly on the same scale though!

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ChipSticks;7550159

I remember we had an earthquake a couple of years ago.. I didn't see them … I remember we had an earthquake a couple of years ago.. I didn't see them rushing to help us then..



I sent the world's smallest violin - didn't you get it? It was intended just for you:thumbsup:

As for helping the elderly in this country - they get a state pension which is almost certainly more than I will get when I get to that age.

I have to invest to make sure I have money at that age so it's unlikely I'm going to bother giving more money to keep old people alive.

Whilt I agree with your post, I watched Kevin McCloud in the slums of India last night (second part on tonight) and it does make you appreciate what we have in this country. Whilst we have a lot of serious failings, our country isn't such a bad place to live.

Do what you want to do and what your heart says, no need to ask on a thread like this.

FilthAndFurry;7550158

Or just give to whom you wish. :thinking:Personally, I pay enough in tax … Or just give to whom you wish. :thinking:Personally, I pay enough in tax to feel I helped the NHS and jobless/unlucky/lazy in this country.With charities it's nice to have a bit more say whom it goes to;-)



+1. Haiti is where it is most required at the mo. Part of the taxes I pay is going to NHS anyways and part goes to MP's claims garden fence, adult movies, TVs, furniture etc etc. So yes, I will continue to pay taxes but the spare cash (at the mo) goes to Haiti.

Well I for one shall be buying an extra lottery ticket this week to help all the good causes!!

We live in a country where people who dont work can afford to eat and drink themselves to death ,i dont think we need charity here ,Definitily Haiti for me,

they wouldnt help us!!
Get this country sorted first... then help other countrys

I would weigh out where I could get more for my buck.......
and right now...... I think even a little given to haiti could make a huge difference.

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kerri_ they wouldnt help us!!Get this country sorted first... then help other countrys

I think its all relative. If anyone is in a personal situation where current circumstances show they are living hand to mouth then obviously anyone would deal with that first. After all essentials are dealt with then priorities change. Haiti is in a really bad way right now and there are probably very large numbers of people buried in buildings atm where even if they are uninjured are likely to die before they can be reached due to the scale of the task. Nasty thought

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out of interst what are the needy charities in this country?

The immediacy of the help it can offer makes it Haiti for me.

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FilthAndFurry;7550179

I sent the world's smallest violin - didn't you get it? It was intended … I sent the world's smallest violin - didn't you get it? It was intended just for you:thumbsup:



I thought you just played the worlds smallest Piano?

casparwhite;7550355

out of interst what are the needy charities in this country?



CANCER RESEARCH UK

every family meber i have lost has been to cancer
we need to put more in to find a cure and save lives

wow. This country has enough wealth to cope. People can get by, the NHS isnt without its problems but its functioning. I totally agree with donating to causes in this country, but at this moment in time, who needs it most?

This country has so much already, but its only put into perspective when you see on the news the situation in other countries.

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kerri_ they wouldnt help us!!Get this country sorted first... then help other countrys

FilthAndFurry;7550451

They couldn't help us.Someone said elsewhere about the narrow world view … They couldn't help us.Someone said elsewhere about the narrow world view some people have - would you agree that your comment is borne of that and not of any real malice?



would you agree that your comment is borne of that and not of any real malice?

what? :w00t:

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casparwhite;7550335

are you for real:?



A worthy couple are: The British Legion and the RNLI both get NO GOVT funding :x.

We pay for MP's porn movies and moat cleaning but they won't help these :x or others who really do worthwhile and lifesaving work :roll:

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kerri_ CANCER RESEARCH UKevery family meber i have lost has been to cancer we need to put more in to find a cure and save lives

kerri_ they wouldnt help us!!Get this country sorted first... then help other countrys

kerri_ they wouldnt help us!!Get this country sorted first... then help other countrys

kerri_ CANCER RESEARCH UKevery family meber i have lost has been to cancer we need to put more in to find a cure and save lives

If you can spare any money, I'm sure any charity will be grateful.

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or do neither, and go and buy another pint/dvd/game/car/house....

dontasciime;7550556

If you can spare any money, I'm sure any charity will be grateful.



+1 ur money ur choice

JohnBall;7550495

.. They are a v poor country with alot of corruption



Indeed they do, and sadly I suspect that there is nobody above corruption in Haiti, so where will all of this charity money go?

It seems to me that there is no real government of the place.

Inactive;7550622

Indeed they do, and sadly I suspect that there is nobody above corruption … Indeed they do, and sadly I suspect that there is nobody above corruption in Haiti, so where will all of this charity money go?It seems to me that there is no real government of the place.



True, and a good point. But the moeny will prob go into the hands of a non haiti member who will give it to the right causes. Doubt its a wire transfer to the Sherrif of Haiti... Prob UN or other charity workers who will eventually get out there.


Speaking of getting out there. Saw an interview with a fireman and his team who are trying to get out there but are stuck in another country because they cant land there yet.

My guess is that the airport is full of planes so due to health and safety they cant land.... What a load of sh*t. Just land the plane and get on with it. So many guidlines that delay this world when it could run so much smoother.:whistling:

look after our own. theres people with nothing here.

FilthAndFurry;7550158

Or just give to whom you wish. :thinking:Personally, I pay enough in tax … Or just give to whom you wish. :thinking:Personally, I pay enough in tax to feel I helped the NHS and jobless/unlucky/lazy in this country.



+1 too many scroungers in this country that are too bone idol to get a job

vibeone;7550568

or do neither, and go and buy another pint/dvd/game/car/house....




+1

I work for my money, rather spend it on myself

if i win euromillions tonight ill be financially secure so will give a bit to charity

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big-boy;7550459

A worthy couple are: The British Legion and the RNLI both get NO GOVT … A worthy couple are: The British Legion and the RNLI both get NO GOVT funding :x. We pay for MP's porn movies and moat cleaning but they won't help these :x or others who really do worthwhile and lifesaving work :roll:



i realy dont think that the 2 charities you listed are as needy as you are making out, he RNLI have lifeboats donated to them from corportate sponsors and a lot of money is spent on "needy" beach safety campaigns and the like.

British legion has rememberance day held every yearsas well as millions donated from wealthy individuals etc when they die.......this maybe a worthy cause in some respects but it hardly goes wantinglike the people arond the world suffering fom natural disasters and such like who cannot and do not have the resources like we do

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cherishu2;7550680

look after our own. theres people with nothing here.



like who?

kerri_ they wouldnt help us!!

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cherishu2;7550680

look after our own. theres people with nothing here.



You are joking aren't you?
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