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Cancer Research

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Paul Cann, May 14, 2014.

  1. Paul Cann

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    I was checking out a few things the other day and did you know that cancer research don't actually do any research? They merely collect money from good meaning folks and give it away to others ? I wonder what percentage of donations goes on admin and salaries rather than directly to where it's needed? Personally I would rather it went where it was needed instead of lining the pockets of pen pushers . I do part time voluntary work for a local hospice and know exactly where my effort goes and who benefits from my work. I wonder how many other charities exist only to skim money from donations and pass a bit on? From memory the RSPCA pay just under £1,000,000 of donations annually to the top three employees and just wasted a fortune prosecuting a hunt from somewhere or other . Sickening when so many folk hand over money they can little afford in the belief it is going to help people/animals whereas it really gets wasted and used to pay extortionate salaries to people who do very little to benefit others , any other charity stories of horror to share?
     
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    Donki Oaty Where's the time going?

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    Sadly this appears to be the case for any charity.. on the one hand fundraisers can't be expected to work and live for nothing, on the other some less scrupulous charities are nothing more than a front for individuals to syphon people's financial good-will into their own pockets. One would hope that Cancer Research are one of the more morally-run examples..
     
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    This is exactly why I never give to charity -I prefer to help people out where I can in a practical way.

    I don't trust and organisation that exists to eradicate it's own reason for existence.
     
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    I take it you wouldn't join a club that would have you as a member then?:D
     
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    b******s!! I just raised £600 for CR from donations dedicated to my late father... that leaves me with rather a sour taste in my mouth now!

    Actually just checking the recipients list, they are worthwhile causes and I rescind my statement!
     
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    Good on yer mate!:cool::)
     

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