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Nice or naff to ask for charitable donations?

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anothercoldcupoftea Sun 08-Nov-09 17:57:05

Hi there - I'm just getting everyone else's prezzie lists together, but the one that always causes me grief is mine. I can't think of anything that I really want, so I was thinking about setting up a justgiving page and asking for donations to a charity. Would you be a bit hmm if you were asked to do this instead of get a prezzie, or would you think it was very christmassy? Cheers

mogs0 Sun 08-Nov-09 18:12:36

I would be happy to donate. However, I tried asking for something similar 2 years ago and no-one would do it.

posieparker Sun 08-Nov-09 18:14:39

No I would be delighted, my sister once received a charity donation of a goat or something from someone who was more than happy, and didn't let on, to receive gifts for themselveshmm.

anothercoldcupoftea Mon 09-Nov-09 13:32:11

Okey dokey, thanks. I think I'll give it a go then and see if anyone I know has the true spirit of Christmas in them then wink

MrsJohnDeere Mon 09-Nov-09 14:17:49

I've asked for this for the last few years. I can't think of anything I want or need for myself so it makes more sense if people insist on getting something.

JoeJoe1977 Mon 09-Nov-09 14:20:53

i think the idea of charity gifts is good, but always like to give a personal gift as well. This year it's beehives and/or beekeeper hats(from Christian Aid) together with a bee/ladybird bouse to go in the recipients garden and a pack of seeds for bee friendly flowers.


JoeJoe1977 Mon 09-Nov-09 14:21:55

Of course I mean house not bouse, typing not easy, fingers very chilly today.

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