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Children In Need and Mermaids

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PerverseConverse · 11/11/2018 18:19

Can anyone tell me more about CIN and Mermaids please? As in do CIN give money to them? I'm sure I've read somewhere that they do in which case I do not want to support CIN and will give to individual children's charities that aren't involved in the trans agenda instead.

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SandyDrawsBadly · 11/11/2018 18:22

Yes they do fund mermaids and this is also why my money is going to other charities, the most they’re getting from me this year is the £1 the kid has to pay for mufti day, but that’s about her not feeling left out.


arranfan · 11/11/2018 18:23


MIdgebabe · 11/11/2018 18:24

BBC children in need pages have links to a spreadsheet that I can’t read that apparently lists all charities supported up to end 2015


Noqont · 11/11/2018 18:24

Yes they do. I wont be funding them this year. I'll choose my own charity. One that promotes child safeguarding.


Fantasisa · 11/11/2018 18:32

They will get £2 from me for the children’s non uniform day but I will probably make a bigger donation to a different charity to offset it iyswim


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PerverseConverse · 11/11/2018 18:38

There's some uniform thing at my daughter's school. She won't be taking part and won't mind as she is very firm in her beliefs on trans-ing children.

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Mumfun · 11/11/2018 18:41

I am not giving any more donations to Children in Need until it is clear that they dont support Mermaids


MrsBertBibby · 11/11/2018 18:48

They refused to renew funding to Glasgow rape crisis, allegedly because they are women only.


UpstartCrow · 11/11/2018 18:57

CIN fund Mermaids, but no longer fund Glasgow Rape Crisis because they are for women and girls over 13 years old.


BitOfFun · 11/11/2018 18:59

MrsBertBibby, really?! Bloody Nora Shock


mossyroundhill · 11/11/2018 19:15

Another person here who won't be donating. I am going to pay a pound for DD's dressing up day (not buying any new clothes though, she is wearing a costume she already has) and we are going to donate to a specific charity instead.


HamiltonCork · 11/11/2018 19:26

I will not be donating this year.

And not just because of Mermaids.
I’ve become increasingly uncomfortable about using schoools for these huge fundraising drives, especially after the financial crash. Many families are really struggling and if you’ve got 3 kids all essentially bring peer pressured into donating it just seems extremely unfair.
Also all the tat that is sold for CIN and Red Nose Day that all ends up in landfill 3 months later.


GoldenPomBearBadge · 11/11/2018 19:31

I wondered if it was fair to ask the DC if they’d make a stand and just wear their uniform on non-uniform CIN day. Upper primary children in ( what seems like) trans heartland. What do you all think? If they wanted to fit in that would be fine.


donquixotedelamancha · 11/11/2018 19:33

BBC children in need pages have links to a spreadsheet that I can’t read that apparently lists all charities supported up to end 2015

That spreadsheet does not show any grants to mermaids, though only covers to 2013-2015. According to the 'who you help' page they gave a grant of £126,000 to them in 2017.

but no longer fund Glasgow Rape Crisis because they are for women and girls over 13 years old.

The BBC has said that is explicitly not why they did not give another grant. In the absence of hard evidence I think they should be believed, they have to turn down a lot of grant applications.


whiteroseredrose · 11/11/2018 19:34

The Mermaids website mentions getting CIN funding.

Not supporting it at work and will explain why if anyone asks.


PerverseConverse · 11/11/2018 19:35

@GoldenPomBearBadge I've been discussing with my children about the trans trend and what is happening to children their age (9 and 11) who don't "fit" into gender stereotypes. They are horrified by it and think it's crazy as you can't change sex. It's the perfect age to introduce some critical thinking on the issues before they get to high school and the brainwashing begins.

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ScipioAfricanus · 11/11/2018 19:37

I’ve just had a school email and a swimming lessons email asking for donations. I do think it’s problematic and a bit ridiculous to start bringing this into everything. I don’t love the whole country charity days as it is, but I don’t want to donate this year because of Mermaids. I’m not sure what I’ll do if it’s a non-uniform compulsory donation though.


AutumnCrow · 11/11/2018 19:39

And it's a No from me. No more money for CiN from me. I'll give it directly to our local food bank.


GoldenPomBearBadge · 11/11/2018 19:52


We have those conversations too. It’s the asking them to make a stand that I wasn’t sure about. I think I’ll discuss.

I peaked transed DH with Mermaids though. He thought I had turned bigot but I explained to him about the operation on a child. He ascended that hill like a pack of wolves were after himSmile


BlytheSpiritsSpirit · 11/11/2018 19:55


FekkoThePenguin · 11/11/2018 19:57

They get nothing from me. I choose to give to charities who do good. I won't be emotionally blackmailed into giving to ones who harm.


TrashyTerf · 11/11/2018 20:17

Can I just add: CiN knew about Jimmy Saville, which was why he was banned from the show.

They never reported him though... pricks!


TrashyTerf · 11/11/2018 20:20


KataraJean · 11/11/2018 20:24

I do not know if DC’s school is doing anything for CIN this year - I hope not as I do not want to give any money to them.

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