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charity patrons - anyone know anything about them?

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Cappucino Thu 01-Jun-06 11:31:56

like what do they do? why do they do it?

how do you get them to do it?

melrose Thu 01-Jun-06 11:36:09

Generally just a figurehead for the charity and don't do much beyond an odd visit (esp if royalty!) some do loads though, but at v senior level

motherinferior Thu 01-Jun-06 11:51:05

Yep, have CATted you in any case, can talk about it. Fauve is good on this too. Broadly, agree with Melrose...

motherinferior Thu 01-Jun-06 11:51:35

...oh and you get LOADS of coverage if one of them pops their clogs in a Paris road accident, I've found.

Marina Thu 01-Jun-06 12:13:37

Quite often drawn in by personal circumstances in the case of medical/health campaigning charities. SANDS patrons for example are there for the saddest of reasons and are very hands-on.

Californifrau Fri 02-Jun-06 04:14:28

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Californifrau Fri 02-Jun-06 04:42:55

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Cappucino Fri 02-Jun-06 11:23:31

thanks loads for all the help

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