to get fed up with constant charity sponsorship requests?

(102 Posts)
sergeantmajor Tue 25-Jun-13 19:10:52

Everyone is doing bleedin' triathalons to raise money for worthy causes.
Possibly it's a mid life thing.
Possibly they are all more virtuous than me.
But to me it smacks of self indulgence, rather than altruism.
I don't have the time (or a minute to myself) to do this sort of thing.
And I don't have the money to keep sponsoring them.
And there is big social pressure to keep handing over the twenties.
And as soon as they've done the half marathon, next they're onto the mountain challenge or whatever.
I know this marks me out as evil, but I am starting to resent it.
AIBU?

whois Wed 24-Jul-13 12:40:30

I try not to sponsor people unless its a super good cause, something highly difficult or an extremely good friend.

This made me laugh:
On one of their training walks - it is 10.5 miles, so they do need to train up a bit for it

A healthy teenager shouldn't need to 'train' to hike 10.5 miles. Redic.

stickingattwo Wed 24-Jul-13 12:51:52

I consider it charitable giving and give what I can when I can. There are few charities that I don't 'support' when it comes down to it. I used to give £5 a month to a couple of charities by DD and stopped it in favour of this kind of giving, I like the idea that it's being spread out and usually to a charity that does mean something to the person asking. Generally though if it's a fit colleague i don't know that well I just ignore it. If it's a lardy so and so who's managed to train for a big bike ride or marathon etc I usually do! I do for close friends. I'm probably sponsoring 10-15 a month which I can afford. In fact I should probably be doing more.
I wouldnt sponsor those holiday things - but no-ones ever asked to be honest. I also don't care what anyone thinks.

Do as your conscience dictates. My tells me that living where I do in the world, i can probably afford to sponsor the odd toddler now and again...

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