“Be like Captain Tom”



Absolutely no slight on the man or what he achieved at all. Clearly a top bloke

But what frustrates me is that we shouldn’t need this kind of thing to raise money for the NHS, that’s why we pay tax. It’s just a shame that it’s diverted into Tory donors’ pockets.
This is why I never give money to anyone doing stuff for charity. That and being a tight wad.
 
Possibly, I will admit to not knowing. The point is the same however, we have a welfare state for these purposes

I get the funding thing etc but people raise money for all manner of things. Would ou put a stop on people raising money for certain things? Would you have told Quinny he wasnt allowed to raise money for the children's centre at Sunderland Royal?
 
I get the funding thing etc but people raise money for all manner of things. Would ou put a stop on people raising money for certain things? Would you have told Quinny he wasnt allowed to raise money for the children's centre at Sunderland Royal?
I wouldn’t stop it as you put it, it’s clearly a good thing to do

I’d just say that it’s a bit sad that it has to happen in a rich country in 2021. Charity has become normalised, and promoted by the state, whereas the state should be covering these things. That’s literally their job.

I know it’s idealistic
 
I wouldn’t stop it as you put it, it’s clearly a good thing to do

I’d just say that it’s a bit sad that it has to happen in a rich country in 2021. Charity has become normalised, and promoted by the state, whereas the state should be covering these things. That’s literally their job.

I know it’s idealistic

I think you are talking simplistic shite tbh in a bid to score political points. People have raised money for all sorts of good causes for years. If the government were actively telling us to raise money for government central funding then I think you may have a point.
 

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