Comic Relief or not
So whats everyone doing for Red Nose day today.
Me absolutley nothing, ok I might bung some change in a bucket at the satation but thats it.
To be honest I am getting a bit charitied out at the moment and am finding that this years it all starting to grate on me.
I must be getting old and miserable
I may well bung some change in a bucket as well. The problem these days is that you can't walk through a city centre without getting accosted by a chugger. I usually pretend to be talking on my phone when I walk past them. That way they leave me alone. Useful tip for you all there.
I'll give a donation but not watch the programme - incredibly un-funny stuff.
im a bad mother, totally forgot, sent the kids to school in their school uniform. they got in at 8 for breakfast club, got a text remainder at 8.15 from the school to make sure the kids are wearing their favourite sports stars!
I wear a coat with a faux fur collar. It's like a magnet for chuggers they seem to think it denotes that I am blessed with untold riches.
I'm not doing anything for Red Nose day. I manage to donate to charity without a bunch of celebrities telling me to.
Oh good its not just me then.
We got a message from school yeserday saying that the children should go to school wearing thier comic relief t shirts....!!!!! What and where do you get them from at such short notice, even my daughter was peed off by the whole thing.
It seems to all be about second rate celebs having fun and begging us for for more money.
Bored of it now...
On the first ever Red Nose Day I helped an old lady cross the road whilst wearing a red nose. I think I've done my bit.
or as rudolph calls it...friday.
I wont do anything for RND, did it the first year as it was new and a bit of a laff, but now, we have too many things needing fixing in THIS country, I simply wont send good money out of the country to be swallowed up by the same drug barons and gun runners that have been keeping 3rd world countries poor for the last 54 years that I know about.
I also dont give a damn what people think of my opinion on it
I work for a charity anyway, every day is red in our world However, we're having a declutter day in preparation for some office moves, so I've taken the opportunity to wear pyjamas. They're very comfortable
I want to start raising money for an orphanage project and school that some freinds of mine are running in Kenya, and for experimental medical treatment for alocal girl.
Thing is, I know exactly what the answer will be if I approach anyone within a month either side of RND.
It raises awareness but I do get pissed off seeing already over-privileged celebrities able to take time out to train for, and take part in the most amazing challenges and furthering their careers into the bargain. Most people will never get that opportunity.
But then I hate anything to do with relity television and think Charlie Brooker is the second-coming of Aristotle. Hardly balanced.
Sussex Runner - two different causes - local girl is in UK.
My kids went to school dressed in red. Luckily my husband is picking them up so he will have to deal with the after school red nose day cake sale bun fight.
And we will all have to deal wiuth the after effects of too much red food colouring!
A memo came round at work:
"Wear something red and donate £1, don't and donate £2."
I confess that I managed to be out of the office when the girl came around with the collecting tin. I give to the charities that I want to, because I want to and support what they do. Not because of the privilege of turning up to work.
Anyway, this time of year I tend to give sponsorship to people for various events that they are doing (but rarely London Marathon). I don't have spare cash to be giving out just to stop someone waving a tin under my nose
RicF wrote (see)
Tend to be a bit suspicious of anything wondrous emanating from the good ol USA. Its odds on that the promoters of anything have an ulterior motive, usually to relieve Joe Public of large amounts of cash.
Tend to be a bit suspicious of anything wondrous emanating from the good ol USA.
Its odds on that the promoters of anything have an ulterior motive, usually to relieve Joe Public of large amounts of cash.
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
It would be better to teach proper contraception to the third world, rather than propping up families with 10 kids
there are several charities/groups that do, (although I cannot say if red nose day contributes to them)
however, one BIG one that teaches the opposite.
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