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Third Sector Hypocrisy
These days I only give to one organised charity, my local hospice. Lately I don’t even give that charity any money. As I am de-cluttering my life I am busy donating my books, music and clothes to their thrift shop. This is from a guy who once had several large monthly charitable donations coming straight out of his bank account.
Why the change of heart?
I firmly believe that Big Charity is an oxymoron. I believe that these organisations are run by self-important charlatans who could care less about the cause they are supposed to serve.
To give you some evidence;
- Ninety-two years old Olive Cooke threw herself to her death in the Avon Gorge after saying that she, ‘couldn’t give any more.’ Olive had 27 ‘charities’ taking money from her bank account by direct debit. Olive also received about 260 begging letters a month from big charities and had countless nuisance begging telephone calls from their call centres. Any sane man knows you cannot pester a frail old pensioner like that.
- When you receive a nuisance call from a ‘charity’ it isn’t even from them. These charities employ specialist call centres to telephone people on lists they buy from data collection firms. The personal data of millions of UK charity supporters being traded for just 15 pence a name. The staff in these call centres are under instruction to use strong tactics to get people to donate to the ‘charity’ they are working on behalf of that week.
- The senior executives of the large charities award themselves eye-watering remuneration packages. 30 charity bosses are paid more than £100,000. Some charity bosses are paid more than the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister.
- All taxpayers are made to give to ‘charities’ whether they want to or not. The UK ‘overseas aid’ budget currently stands at £11,400,000,000 per year. This will increase by an extra £1 billion over the next two years under new European Union rules. Most of this absurd sum is distributed via big charities.
- The bankrupt European Union spends about 6% of its total budget on its External Action Service, which gives money to organisations such as Oxfam.
- Even though ‘charities’ work with the downtrodden, the poor, the sick, the disadvantaged and the persecuted, there is no evidence that most charity workers share their hardships.
Every week it would change and we would call on behalf of a different charity. …they actively encouraged us to harangue people and hound them and not to take no for an answer… ~ ex-call centre worker Lucy Draper
A large proportion of the money given to charities is wasted, misused or just stolen. Charites do not care if their ‘giver’ can really afford their donations, a pensioner’s budget only stretches so far. The charities’ own publication ‘the Third Sector’ shows just how sick these charity czars really are.
…it won’t stop right-wing newspapers and Tory backwoodsmen from continuing to carp on about top pay in big charities…. ~ Editorial in the Third Sector
I firmly believe that the charitable industry treats everyone with contempt, in which case they can do it without any voluntary donations from me.
Meanwhile, old age pensioners in England are struggling to make ends meet.
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