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children in need really pisses me off

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Mightybanhammer Fri 17-Nov-17 18:31:24

I know I am being unreasonable but I really do dislike it and can't quite articulate why.
Prefer to choose my charities rather than have it thrust down my throat I suppose.
Anyone else?

youngestisapsycho Fri 17-Nov-17 18:33:00

You don’t have to watch it....

Sirzy Fri 17-Nov-17 18:33:51

Don’t watch it and don’t donate then! Simple.

Derekmorganwasinmybed Fri 17-Nov-17 18:34:49

Watch something different then

SheGotOffThePlane Fri 17-Nov-17 18:35:25

I agree OP. Although I did take the dc out this afternoon to see the One Show Rickshaw going through our town.

confusedlittleone Fri 17-Nov-17 18:35:57

If only there was the option of not watching it/donating.... oh wait

BakedBeans47 Fri 17-Nov-17 18:36:07

I’m a bit fed up with it as well. It is a worthy cause but the programme is utter crap. I think they would be better making it every two years.

GetYourRocksOff Fri 17-Nov-17 18:36:19

I agree. It's so enforced.

BenLui Fri 17-Nov-17 18:36:28

It’s not compulsory viewing. Just don’t watch BBC this evening. <shrug>

BakedBeans47 Fri 17-Nov-17 18:36:56

And I won’t be watching/donating, doesn’t mean we can’t still have an opinion hmm

PutTheBunnyBackInTheBox Fri 17-Nov-17 18:37:32

I agree...but then I'm bloody difficult and if someone tells me to do something i can't resist the urge to do the exact opposite grin

OutComeTheWolves Fri 17-Nov-17 18:37:42

I hate it too mostly because all the people who give up their time to ask me to hand over my cash earn more than I ever will!

arethereanyleftatall Fri 17-Nov-17 18:37:58

Seriously? Raising money for children who need it pisses you off? Nice.

sonlypuppyfat Fri 17-Nov-17 18:38:07

I don't enjoy it, a load of rich people telling me to hand over my money

christmaspudding1 Fri 17-Nov-17 18:39:32

agree op i shall be filling my time with recorded tv tonight

its not that i dont think its great what they do,i just dont want to watch the same thing over and over

my ds did join in at school

DarlesChickens61 Fri 17-Nov-17 18:40:47

I’m sure your TV has a remote control. If you press the numbers different channels appear - like magic!

Nobody has to watch CIN. Nobody has to donate. I’m pleased the BBC raise money for worthy causes and allow people the chance to donate - if they want to.

Those that don’t can do their own thing... no pressure

Iooselipssinkships Fri 17-Nov-17 18:41:08

Does it mean all the soaps aren't on? Bloody selfish

IveGotBillsTheyreMultiplying Fri 17-Nov-17 18:41:09

I spent £10 in a charity shop which supports children instead, also dcs took money to school. Dd wants to watch it though.

Littleraincloud Fri 17-Nov-17 18:42:10

I don't like the merchandising if it, it seems to me people are more interested in being seen as charitable than actually "giving what they can"

Gingertam Fri 17-Nov-17 18:42:47

Totally agree. Absolute drivel. Rich people on the TV asking poor people to give money. The show is dire.

cathyclown Fri 17-Nov-17 18:43:06

Where does the money donated go? All I see every day are reports of abused, injured and often murdered children. And no resources for SS and child mental health services and counselling stretched to the limit and all the rest of it.

Sorry folks. I know the intentions are good. But millions are raised every year. I know that amount will not solve the problems of our health services, but I still get a spidey feeling somewhere in my gut.

Tedster77 Fri 17-Nov-17 18:43:48

I would never watch the TV programme but I do donate and my children have actually benefited from a project funded by it at a very dire time in our lives. So to me it isn't just 'that thing' - it's a real, tangible life improver.

IvorHughJarrs Fri 17-Nov-17 18:44:25

I don't watch it as I hate it. It may be a good cause but it is terrible TV. I'd pay more not to watch it!

SausagePerfume Fri 17-Nov-17 18:44:40

Even if you don't watch it it's still forced down your throat.
We've had it at school, on the radio, people asking for donations at the shops, in the street, mates asking for fundraising.

I'm dubious as to what the BBC do with the money tbh. I'd much rather (and do) donate directly to the small, local charity I support.

Sirzy Fri 17-Nov-17 18:44:55

Where does the money donated go?

To a lot of fantastic charities. At least one that helps ds couldn’t do what it does without funding they have had from CIN

Charities can do amazing things but they can’t always plug the gaps in nhs/social care services.

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