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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?

threesocksfortheguy Sat 03-Nov-12 22:40:30

what about disabled Kids?
do they not need help. they are already amongst the hardest hit and not thanks to shit like this, even a charity the helps them will be hit.

hazeyjane Sat 03-Nov-12 22:41:10

By the way, I do agree that MC shouldn't have any role in children in need, I just worry that if there is a mass boycott, then centres that rely on a regular grant from them will suffer. A lot of the places they support are organizations that struggle to fundraise on a mass scale, and don't have the profile of some of the larger charities.

QuickLookBusy Sat 03-Nov-12 22:42:10

I really do not understand why the BBC would be so stupid as to appoint Max Clifford to anythingangry

He's admitted he's kept stories out of the papers, that he knows lots of "stuff" which would appaul people. He's either boosting and therefore a liar, or he's telling the truth and either way he isn't a fit person to be associated with a children's charity.

Does anyone have an email address, for CIN or the BBC so I can raise this/complain about this?

LineRunner Sat 03-Nov-12 22:43:21

I'd like to give money directly to the services for disabled children. Happy to do that.

My understanding is that CiN take the funds, and then services have to bid to CiN for the money. It's the same with Comic Relief. Services (local charities and voluntary groups) where I live get very little back from both appeals compared with the money that local residents think they are giving to 'local good causes'.

PoppyAmex Sat 03-Nov-12 22:46:14


BBC Trust Unit
180 Great Portland Street

Email: trust.enquiries

The information line on 03700 103 100
Or textphone on 03700 100 212

threesocksfortheguy Sat 03-Nov-12 22:50:03

hazeyjane thanks you put it better than me.
it will be children like ours who will suffer.
whilst people boycott and feel so triumphant

QuickLookBusy Sat 03-Nov-12 22:50:35

Thank you Poppy.

I will email them tomorrow.

QuickLookBusy Sat 03-Nov-12 22:50:58

Meant to add when I've had less wine

IWouldLoveToStandAsAnIndie Sat 03-Nov-12 22:55:39

Thanks again Poppy. Will email too. I'd like to say again, I want and will donate , just elsewhere .

LineRunner Sat 03-Nov-12 22:56:02

You can go straight on to the BBC website, to Complaints, and in about 30 seconds submit, 'It is a mistake for Max Cliiford to be associated with CiN.'

ChippingInLovesAutumn Sat 03-Nov-12 23:00:02

I don't understand why they would have involved in anyway with CiN?? Absolute disgrace.

IWouldLoveToStandAsAnIndie Sat 03-Nov-12 23:07:23

LineRunner, too many letters to fit on the complaint line!!! Have shortened and submitted though! Thank you

coff33pot Sat 03-Nov-12 23:08:54

Complaining is fine but I cant see how its going to do anything other than children suffer the loss of funds.

You could just not watch it but go in and donate at a post office for CIN. That way you would be hurting their ratings as such but I cant see them being bothered otherwise.

LineRunner Sat 03-Nov-12 23:09:09

I think I wrote 'Max Clifford should not be part of Children in Need'. Short and sweet, as they say.

LineRunner Sat 03-Nov-12 23:10:53

Well, I would like (a) to give my money direct to the frontline service anyway, and (b) not to have MaxClifford involved with CiN.

People like the OP and me do give money and will give money, every year.

mignonette Sat 03-Nov-12 23:12:33

I have repeatedly emailed Chris Evans as his address was posted on another thread seeing as he's organising charity donations. Not sure it'll do much as he seems pretty self obsessed /self satisifed but you do what you can .

Would like to see a march past Downing St/Central London to protest against any attempts to cover this heap of stink up and to show support of these brave people who now feel able to come forward...

Viviennemary Sat 03-Nov-12 23:18:34

Children in Need is not a charity I am very keen on I'm afraid. It is difficult with children at school because you feel obliged to give. I'd rather give to my charities of choice than be put under pressure in this way. Especially when you think it's sponsored by the BBC. Why don't they get their overpaid stars to dig into their deep pockets. They have a lot more money than I have. I can't bear a multi millionaire telling me who I should give my money to. I'll decide for myself thank you.

mignonette Sat 03-Nov-12 23:23:24

Have emailed the BBC.

QuickLookBusy Sat 03-Nov-12 23:57:04

Me too.

I hope they listen. He is NOT a suitable person to be working for a children's charity.

mignonette Sat 03-Nov-12 23:58:56

Please everybody, email BBC with your thoughts...

coff33pot Sun 04-Nov-12 00:10:38

I will not boycott it. There are a lot of unsuitable people around, stars, politicians, presenters, vicars, school teachers etc. It is extremely sad and worrying.

Only way is to out people for what they have or alledgedly have done and complain all you like and can, but not at the cost of sick and disabled or needy children and schools. The government and NHS cutbacks have hit these hard and I dont see the point in making another dent in it.

Boycott THEIR individual programmes, political votes, churches etc instead.

LineRunner Sun 04-Nov-12 00:14:42

I thought I would give my tenner this year to Barnardos. Straight into the shop. Cut out the administrative middleman. Take some books with me as well to donate.

FromEsme Sun 04-Nov-12 00:15:28

LineRunner I didn't know that charities have to bid to Children in Need. Thanks for that.

Viviennemary Sun 04-Nov-12 00:17:30

I will look at the charities children in need give to and choose from these. I'm not giving directly to children in need. I've decided.

LineRunner Sun 04-Nov-12 00:20:27

There's a form online to apply for a Children in Need grant. I think once a charity gets the thumbs up they can get funded for a number of years, though.

A friend of mine showed me the form for Comic Relief. (We both helped to run a old people's lunch club years ago.) It said it won't support existing charitable schemes, only new ones! Hopeless to my friend, who just wanted to keep going what she had built up against the odds.

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