Posted: 23/05/2013 at 11:27
G/G, my donations are by letter, the Salvation Army come round once a year and I never refuse them. The local Hospice for adults and children is two fields away so I take it in twice a year.
Two Army charities for obvious reasons and the Air Ambulance plus a local Care Home that helped when we needed them.
As a pensioner on fixed income I give what I can afford as to phone calls and door knockers they get a polite sorry, "unless" they get stroppy, then the old RSM comes to the for and they leave chastened.
Having seen real poverty in various overseas postings I laugh at people in this country saying they are poor, they do not know what poor is, yet knowing the overseas aid goes oft astray with the people in most need getting the least I refrain from adding to the arms race which is where a lot of it goes.