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I'd like to boycott children in need

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IWouldLoveToStandAsAnIndie Sat 03-Nov-12 22:03:41

but I don't want to not donate to those in need. Shall i let my child take part but donate the money directly to charities or is there a better way?

QuickLookBusy Sat 03-Nov-12 22:06:19

Why do you want to boycott?

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Sat 03-Nov-12 22:08:06


germyrabbit Sat 03-Nov-12 22:08:21


usualsuspect3 Sat 03-Nov-12 22:08:39


Shinyshoes1 Sat 03-Nov-12 22:09:22

why Children in Need ?

lucyellenmum Sat 03-Nov-12 22:09:28


PoppyAmex Sat 03-Nov-12 22:10:17

Is it because of Max Clifford's appointment as PR Ambassador?

threesocksfortheguy Sat 03-Nov-12 22:10:52

oh yes please boycott CIN
lets make the vulnerable suffer.
especially disabled children.
ffs some people need to get a grip

PoppyAmex Sat 03-Nov-12 22:12:14

Unless I misunderstood it, OP is saying she'll still contribute and give money directly to charities, just sounds like she lost faith in the institution.

PoppyAmex Sat 03-Nov-12 22:13:42

Here's a potential reason:

IWouldLoveToStandAsAnIndie Sat 03-Nov-12 22:15:25

Yes due to max Clifford. It's a genuine question/query?!! I'm not not going to donate money to those in need, perhaps there is a better charity for my money?!!

threesocksfortheguy Sat 03-Nov-12 22:16:43

oh dear
so CIN should suffer....

KeemaNaanAndCurryOn Sat 03-Nov-12 22:17:51

threesocks - there are other charities and fund raising stuff y'know.

IWouldLoveToStandAsAnIndie Sat 03-Nov-12 22:18:07

Thank you PoppyAmex

ommmward Sat 03-Nov-12 22:18:15

donate the money directly to the charities, yes.

Also, write to the BBC and to CiN and tell them what you are doing and why.

NettoSpookerstar Sat 03-Nov-12 22:20:23

Entirely up to you.
I can see why you'd find Max Clifford offensive, but I won't be boycotting.
They give money to Young Carers which my daughter benefits from.

PoppyAmex Sat 03-Nov-12 22:20:25

I agree, make sure you write to the BBC - many of us have already and I feel it's a very important point to be made.

threesocksfortheguy Sat 03-Nov-12 22:20:37

yes I do know, but I also find this mass hysteria a bit odd.
to then talk about boycotting a very big fund raiser imo seems just "look at me"

IWouldLoveToStandAsAnIndie Sat 03-Nov-12 22:31:17

Not asking for a 'look at me' , rather hoping I can try and do something and perhaps make a (small) stand.

hazeyjane Sat 03-Nov-12 22:31:46

A grant from Children in Need helps keep the special needs nursery open, that my ds goes to (they have been badly squeezed by the cuts.). I can pm you the details of the centre if you would like to make your charitable contribution to them!

threesocksfortheguy Sat 03-Nov-12 22:32:43

well my dd's school will hopefully still support it, they also often benefit from it.
I doubt if people giving to charities would help her school.

IWouldLoveToStandAsAnIndie Sat 03-Nov-12 22:37:58

Happy to donate to your school hazey Jane. Won't be able to donate to everyones. Honestly though, just really torn what to do.

SucksToBeScaryMe Sat 03-Nov-12 22:38:32

Give money to Clic Sargent instead?

LineRunner Sat 03-Nov-12 22:38:54

To be honest, I always want to boycott Children in Need and the NSPCC.

Barbardos seem great - they work with actual children's homes to keep real teenagers safe from sexual exploitation.

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