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To be disappointed (royal baby related)..

(111 Posts)
curlew Wed 24-Jul-13 08:13:40

...that I started a thread asking for people to make donations to Maternity Worldwide while Kate was in labour and only 6 people did?

I'm still wondering how you know that 6 people donated?

FWIW I read the thread but didn't comment. I had already seen a link to the site on FB but didn't donate as I already give regularly to another charity which does similar work. But you wouldn't know any of this until now... Plenty of people might have read it and donated but not felt the need to post that they had. Likewise people can post that they have donated without actually doing so. You really have no way of knowing.

LilacPeony Wed 24-Jul-13 23:18:29

I'm still wondering how you know that 6 people donated? Because the OP works for the charity I assume.

curlew Wed 24-Jul-13 23:25:23

Nope. Hadn't heard of it before yesterday morning. I just took what people said at face value.

CaptainJamesTKirk Thu 25-Jul-13 07:31:16

I'm back again...

So you're getting grumpy and trying to make all of us feel guilty for a charity you hadn't even heard of until now. Nice to know you did your research beforehand, nice to know this is a charity extremely important to you. I've been supporting 2 particular charities for 20 years and wouldn't get grumpy that other people choose not to support it. A charity you discovered a whole 10 minutes before your original thread and you're extremely disappointed in the members of his forum.

And you still fail to acknowledge you don't know how many people donated... It might have been 50, it might have been 2 (yes people do lie you know). But you still come on to complain.

Incognitoagain Thu 25-Jul-13 07:53:41

Tbh, I didn't see the original thread but.....

OMG, how ungrateful!!!! If I had donated I would be pretty pissed off by the OPs attitude!!

Perhaps a thread along the lines of, ' thank you so much to all those who donated. I know we're all struggling financially ATM, so your donation is really appreciated ' would be more appropriate.

You should be thankful for any donations, even if it was only 6!!

I think this thread was a bad attempt at guilt tripping people into donating, which seems to have well and truly backfired!!

If I were the OP, I would stay away from fundraising in the future!

Incognitoagain Thu 25-Jul-13 08:50:26

Forgot to say,

I'm sure that your original intentions were good, and that this is a worthwhile cause, but...

You have been VERY naive.

You've chosen to fundraise for a charity you don't know inside out, you can't do it justice, or defend yourself in situations like this. You then moaned when people didn't donate, even when you only heard of it 'yesterday'. Then... You started commenting on people buying designer handbags ( giving you the idea we are all loaded) what people spend their money on is their business. If you look carefully, for every thread like that, there are dozens more, of people really struggling financially. Then the old guilt trip angle....

I hope you can see why people are so angered by this thread.

curlew Thu 25-Jul-13 09:07:02

The charity was referred to me by somebody who does know about these things. It is a cause dear to my heart and I was delighted to find a specific charity working in this area. If anyone has any questions about the charity I would be happy to answer them.

I have said repeatedly that there are loads of people who can't, for many reasons, donate. I have also thanked the people who did.

I mentioned the Mumsnet demographic because there were so many posts saying that things were too tight financially for people to make any charitable donations. It would have been crass indeed to ask for donations on a forum where the vast majority of people were struggling financially- I do not think this is true of Mumsnet.

And finally, I have not moaned. I expressed my disappointment.

TheFallenNinja Thu 25-Jul-13 17:07:46

Your arrogance is breathtaking.

NatashaBee Thu 25-Jul-13 17:28:51

It would have been crass indeed to ask for donations on a forum where the vast majority of people were struggling financially- I do not think this is true of Mumsnet.

What makes you say that? From all the credit crunch and Aldi/Lidl threads, I'm inclined to disagree with you.

CaptainJamesTKirk Thu 25-Jul-13 18:21:58

Exactly what TheFallenNinja said.

I mentioned the Mumsnet demographic because there were so many posts saying that things were too tight financially for people to make any charitable donations. It would have been crass indeed to ask for donations on a forum where the vast majority of people were struggling financially- I do not think this is true of Mumsnet.

So people said they were struggling, but you have decided that this can't possibly true because in your opinion MN is full of Mulberry bag purchasing mothers who don't care about charity.

Seriously I really truly will leave this thread now curlew. You really can't see you're in the wrong. Not for your first post asking for donations, but for you second post (aka this one).

TheFallenNinja summed it up perfectly and with that I leave this thread. You've at least succeeded in making people aware of the charity although not really in a good way.

crashdoll Thu 25-Jul-13 20:08:03

Breathtakingly arrogant. What insane assumptions about the financial status of MNers! hmm
"Expressed disappointment"??? We are not teenagers breaking a curfew FFS!

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