To not want to give money to Children in Need?

(80 Posts)
hiddenhome Mon 12-Nov-12 20:54:45

I know I'm being unreasonable, but I just hate the BBC at the moment and keep wondering if they're going to give the fucking money to the victims of Savile Scum Sucking Bottom Feeder Paedophile Sicko so they can pay for some counselling hmm

It just seems to hypocritical seeing them being all jolly 'n' stuff when people out there are suffering.

allcatsaregrey Tue 13-Nov-12 09:53:32

Give (or don't give) to whatever charity you want but don't try and discourage others that is really mean minded. My son's special needs playgroup was set up with funds from CIN and it is an invaluable rescource to our community. Also our local playpark which is in an area of extreme poverty, and really does makes such a difference to the local kids, was paid for by CIN. Both these things are now funded by other charities, local donations and council grants but they wouldn't exist if it wasn't for the money from CIN.

Oh and my neighbour tells me that when she took her grandson in from being put in care he was handed over to her with nothing but the clothes on his back and the Health Visitor managed to get her a small amount of money CIN to buy some baby equipment and clothes. If you have a problem with the BBc take it out on them not the vulnerable children that CIN are trying to help.

OutragedAtThePriceOfFreddos Tue 13-Nov-12 09:56:31

Funding for posts and new computers, HR costs etc can only apply to charities that are fairly big. What about all the charities that are run entirely by volunteers and are so small that they simply don't have the avenues of fundraising that the charity that can actually support employment can do?

Oh yes, they could have the new climbing frame, or piece of paediatric physiotherapy equipment, but not the money to pay for the insurance that enables them to actually use it.

allcatsaregrey Tue 13-Nov-12 10:05:25

Although - I cannot stand watching all the "stars" making plums of themselves I would give extra money not too see the cast of Eastenders dancing to some lame song and don't even get me started on the Newsreaders...

I know of three special schools, a special needs group and a toddler group for disadvantaged toddlers who all get cin money in my local area.

None of these places are Savile or his cronies.

The decision to give to any charity is individul choice of course.

But the decision not to donate due to the abuse scandal will not hurt the BBC in any way. It will hurt the organisations who get grants from cin.

MrsBucketxx Tue 13-Nov-12 13:55:06

yabu, stop paying your licence fee if it bothers you that much.

the children get it not the bbc.

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