The REAL Charities are the Ones worth supporting – Jayne Linney

Vox Political is saddened to learn that fellow blogger Jayne Linney has been struggling with depression; however she has written an article today based on this Daily Mirror piece – “Top charities spend 60% of cash raised on private firm which hounds people to donate”.

“I’ve argued for many years that far too much money given to these agencies, fails to reach the people the organisations purport to aid,” she writes. “I’ve even disappointed my 84 year old mum, who readers know I adore,  when I refuse to buy the raffle tickets she receives twice a year, regular as clockwork, from several of these orgs. For me the Top ‘Charities’ no longer qualify as such, and it’s time for the Charities Commission to do its job and remove this status, lets call them what they are Big Businesses.

“I worked in the voluntary sector for many years, providing a real service to local people. Such projects are run by regular people, who find themselves  forced to battle with these multi-million pound companies, in their efforts to raise less money than Stroke pay for fund-raising to keep their service going.  I do not believe this is Right and I’m not convinced people who donate hard earned money, expect it to go to the same company who then hassle them by calling them at home with a Hard Sell?”

The lady makes a good point. Visit her blog to read the rest of the article and see her conclusions.

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  1. casalealex September 1, 2014 at 11:57 am - Reply

    I regularly receive a number of requests from well-known charities, asking me to either donate, or take part in raffles, often 2 or 3 times a year. The material they use for these requests are not cheap, they send greetings/message cards etc. I cannot help but wonder how much all this costs them. I am also a bit dubious about the number of people they have in ‘managerial’ and board positions, and the remunerations they receive. Many volunteers who work in their charity shops do not get paid at. I am not very happy about the ALS Campaign, for the same reason. I do believe charities nowadays are in fact big business.

  2. jaynel62 September 1, 2014 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    Mike Thanks so much xxx

  3. jeffrey davies September 1, 2014 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    jane hit the nail on the head totaly agree but il go further if a so called charity takes slaves for government monies then they aint charitys but slave traders if one looks at these so called charitys only so much money reaches it causes most gone in advertising and payments jeff3

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