Monday, November 12, 2007


I can’t confess to being the most charity minded bloke at the best of times but Children in Need really gets up my nose at the moment.

You may have noticed that this past weekend has featured Remembrance Sunday, and a fair few people selling poppies. Why oh why then does our state-funded behemoth of a fucking state broadcaster and our waste of fucking money Charities Commission feel it appropriate to stage the biggest and best publicised charity marathon in the year in the only 2 weeks of the year that the Royal British Legion can sell poppies.

And another thing..

On Wogan’s “Auction for things money can’t buy” this morning I hear the following donated for Children in Need:

Tour of the Battle of Britian Memorial Flight
Chance to meet the Red Arrows
Opportunity to tour the Battle of Britain Ops Room at RAF Uxbridge
Chance to take a flight in a historic Dakota.

Am I the only one that thinks that the RAF might say have a duty to donate this sort of thing as a fundraiser for the Poppy Appeal rather than Pudsey Bear?

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