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Late New Year's Resolution

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Can't (won't) give up booze, don't smoke, so am going to give up punting for January and will donate 25% of usual expenditure to a worthy charity - any suggestions for LEGITIMATE causes?

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travel more

 

do more for myself not others

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Can't (won't) give up booze, don't smoke, so am going to give up punting for January and will donate 25% of usual expenditure to a worthy charity - any suggestions for LEGITIMATE causes?

Great ormond street. My pal lost his youngest daughter to leukaemia so I donate to them on regular basis

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A very good thing to do--well done. SAAFE says on its website that it is entirely run by voluntary contributions. It is an organisation that all users of this site benefit from indirectly. So, perhaps they would be suitable recipients of your kindness.

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Child protection charities in Thailand

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A reputable charity that helps streetgirls and the like get themselves sorted might be a good idea and quite apt. I don't know how to sort the wheat from the chaff there though. Amy, Pia or Laura may be able to advise if there are any good ones (as opposed to the "all prostitution is sexual exploitation" brigade).

Well done though Ray.

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Can't (won't) give up booze, don't smoke, so am going to give up punting for January and will donate 25% of usual expenditure to a worthy charity - any suggestions for LEGITIMATE causes?

 

find some local charities where you live.  Have there been floods recently where you live, maybe a local charity helps flood victims.  But I think small local charities would feel the benefit more than the big national ones (who seem to exist just to pay chief executives shedloads)

and dont forget to gift-aid your donation.  makes a big difference.

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Lot's of good ideas, especially gift-aid!

 

Thanks guys

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Still hanging in there - 2014 virgin! ;)

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Still hanging in there - 2014 virgin! ;)

Day ten in the RayLondoner house….

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Day ten in the RayLondoner house….

I was off duty for a week before Christmas as well, so l'm finding it hard! ;)

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I was off duty for a week before Christmas as well, so l'm finding it hard! ;)

Mine would be hard all the time with that kind of gap :D.

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Mine would be hard all the time with that kind of gap :D.

Quite! ;)

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A very good thing to do--well done. SAAFE says on its website that it is entirely run by voluntary contributions. It is an organisation that all users of this site benefit from indirectly. So, perhaps they would be suitable recipients of your kindness.

Or NUM who have been encouraging donations this week.

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I finally gave in this morning, 18 days in, so pretty good for me to last that long, and f*ck was it good, well worth waiting for in fact.

I decided on "Save the Children" for the donation - so many good causes out there but you have to feel for children that don't have what most of us take for granted.

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I'm going easy on the vodka!!!

Jeez, thought i just saw a flying pig lol...

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Ray, as they say:  the spirit was willing, but the flesh was weak.

 

Congratulations on going that long and on putting your savings to a good cause.

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