Thursday, April 17, 2008

Day 108 - Thursday 17th April

Charity

This is another interesting prompt as it makes me get on my soap box.
I strongly agree with giving to charity and will always sponsor a colleague or friend if they are
doing an activity for charity. Someone at work has just completed the Paris marathon and I sponsored her for doing this. I am not that fussy what the charity is, I just admire the person for doing something that takes them out of their comfort zone or tests their endurance.
I always donate old clothes and books to charity shops, although recently I have been tempted to take the buttons off, so that I can use them in my crafting, but then I guess it makes the garment useless so I have resisted this so far.
We do various fund raising at work for Genes for Jeans, Sports and Comic Relief which I always take part in and we collect old mobile phones for Child Line. The only charity that I really object to giving to is the RNLI as they are one of the richest charities and administratively heavy and yet the people who are putting their own lives at risk trying to save others, do this voluntarily. I have a friend who works for the RNLI and she brags about her large salary for the little work she has to do. This makes me sick.
Right that is me off my soap box for the day!!!

6 comments:

Mary B said...

I do love your soap box great idea

Beejay said...

Very clever Claire.

knitkath said...

I do like your photo! And agree with a lot of what you say!

Kay said...

Very clever idea, Claire and I am surprised to hear about the RNLI that is the one we regularly support as boaters.

willowthewysp said...

Great photo!! Took me a few minutes to 'get it'!
Well done!!

Shirley said...

Great idea Claire and well done for getting on your soapbox :)