Posted: 15/11/2014 at 07:44
Good morning all
The figures re Children in Need are so misleading - the money that's held in reserve is all spoken for - it's been awarded to different projects but they don't just hand over the cash in one lump sum - these are big projects and it's awarded in stages in a responsible manner. While it's being held in reserve it's not stuffed in the Terry W's mattress - it's invested properly in stocks and shares etc in order to make as much money as it can - again that's exactly as it should be - anything else would be irresponsible. And when money is invested in stocks and shares the fund managers get paid - just as the people who manage my pension funds get paid. All just as it should be. I read that stuff in the Daily Mail slagging off CIN a few months ago - really nasty mischief-making if you ask me.
But all that be as it may, the case of the child with the cancer is very sad. When I was at work I was involved with some children with brain tumours etc, and of course the parents would have done anything, absolutely anything, to try any treatment that just might make a scintilla of difference to the likely outcome.