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To not support save the children or their christmas jumper day

(7 Posts)
bobbywash Tue 25-Nov-14 16:44:37

On the basis that they have given Tony Blair an award for his humanitarian work at a lavish diner in new york.

In the award they praised his efforts in Africa and the middle east on the basis he lead two G8 summits, one of which was titled Africa: make poverty history.

I believe that man has done more harm than good during and after his tenure as PM, and would not support anything he is associated with.

Blankiefan Tue 25-Nov-14 16:46:03

So don't...

Birdsgottafly Tue 25-Nov-14 16:50:49

Have you signed the online petition to have his award revoked? It's on 38 Degrees.

I wouldn't boycott a charity because of who was associated with them, I give to causes that I feel are in most need, that donations can make a difference to, by process of elimination.

There is usually more than one charity working in the area.

DoJo Tue 25-Nov-14 18:04:27

Tony Blair's been working at diner in New York? I wish I'd known - I would have flown over specially to order breakfast from him!

<misses point of thread and derails with inappropriate humour - apologies OP>

PeggyCarter Tue 25-Nov-14 18:07:33

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WooWooOwl Tue 25-Nov-14 18:24:05

I don't support it because it seems to have hijacked something that was originally just a bit of fun, or something that schools would do to raise PTA money, or workplaces did for the charities they already support.

Now that STC have claimed a monopoly on it, people feel obliged to do it for them.

I will be wearing a Christmas jumper on the day, as I do on many days in December, and just won't donate to that charity. I support other charities anyway.

Calloh Tue 25-Nov-14 18:50:45

Did you see Lassie rocked up to that award ceremony? All entirely surreal

YANBU but I would write to the charity and say how you feel as well

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