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    The Begging Bowl

    Whilst I appreciate that we are living through extremely difficult times, I cannot believe the amount of begging letters that come through my door, or phone calls asking me to donate to certain charities.

    So far this week alone, I have been asked to contribute to 5 different organisations, one of which was by phone from Greenpeace.

    I do give to charity on a regular basis but I am just not rich enough to donate to every cause that wants my help.

    Have you been bombarded with begging bowls?
    Jill

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    No - can't say I have.

    LMM


    Lawnmowerman

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      #3
      We have unplugged the home phone permanently due to cold callers of all descriptions phoning over the last few months. Anyone who matters can contact me by other methods.

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        #4
        We have a home phone that only puts through calls that are in our phone book. Any one else is announced (if they leave a name) and we can decide if we want to take the call. Calls to my mobile I don't answer unless I know who it is. Anyone can leave a message on either phone. So, no to the question, we haven't had begging calls.

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          #5
          Originally posted by BandN, Markyate View Post
          We have a home phone that only puts through calls that are in our phone book. Any one else is announced (if they leave a name) and we can decide if we want to take the call. Calls to my mobile I don't answer unless I know who it is. Anyone can leave a message on either phone. So, no to the question, we haven't had begging calls.
          To be fair, most of my please for money has come through the post. It is only Greenpeace that phoned.
          Jill

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            #6
            Nope..they know we've spent it all on cruises..

            Garf

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              #7
              Originally posted by Smith7 View Post
              Whilst I appreciate that we are living through extremely difficult times, I cannot believe the amount of begging letters that come through my door, or phone calls asking me to donate to certain charities.

              So far this week alone, I have been asked to contribute to 5 different organisations, one of which was by phone from Greenpeace.

              I do give to charity on a regular basis but I am just not rich enough to donate to every cause that wants my help.

              Have you been bombarded with begging bowls?
              I haven't had more than usual but then I am not surprised. Charity shops shut, no fundraisers, no collecting tins. I read that 10% of them will be bankrupted and all the rest will not meet their 2020 plans. I do not know if there is any government support package for these charities. It's a bleak outlook for anyone that needs them, as that numberr increases and the charities ability to help decreases

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                #8
                Originally posted by Smith7 View Post
                I cannot believe the amount of begging letters that come through my door, or phone calls asking me to donate to certain charities.
                Yes I've had loads too.

                My landline has an answer phone - that spoils their day!
                See my cruise blog: HERE

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Malcolm, Essex View Post

                  Yes I've had loads too.

                  My landline has an answer phone - that spoils their day!
                  They should not cold call - against GDPR.

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                    #10
                    I have had many requests from animal charities, only too happy to help, it’s one way of spending money we have saved on holidays.

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                      #11
                      Not been spending as much money as usual so decided to give a bit to various charities , I always contribute to animal charities , but gave to children too this time ,

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                        #12
                        Hi Jill
                        A caller knocked at the door once collecting for a Children's Charity,,,,,i gave them the naughty one of my daughters,,,,,,they brought her back after 15 minutes,,,,had enough of her.

                        Shes OK now she’s grown up,,,bless her,,

                        JC

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                        C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
                        "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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                          #13
                          Uk spends £14.5 billion on foreign aid how much more do they want.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Little Red Rouster, Lancaster View Post
                            Uk spends £14.5 billion on foreign aid how much more do they want.
                            Let's assume you are actually asking the question.........................about the same amount again

                            https://fundraising.co.uk/2020/06/19...come-for-year/

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
                              Hi Jill
                              A caller knocked at the door once collecting for a Children's Charity,,,,,i gave them the naughty one of my daughters,,,,,,they brought her back after 15 minutes,,,,had enough of her.

                              Shes OK now she’s grown up,,,bless her,,

                              JC
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                              Jill

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