A natural disaster has CERTAINLY struck-down Sulawesi – BUT the Indonesian government have a case to answer?

You will have seen over the past few days the newspapers’ advertisements by the likes of ‘Save the Children’, Oxfam, Red Cross and others, highlighting last Friday’s devastating Sulawesi Tsunami, with their heart rendering pleas for public donations to help the enormous number of victims. As normally happens we can indeed expect the British people […]

The Oxfam scandal has exposed the Charity Sector charade – has the bubble finally burst?

          Just 2 years ago a post here ‘Charity, Overseas Aid, Volunteering – all worth it or not?’ outlined and identified how the major charities had simply become major cash-cow “businesses”, run and staffed by fat-cats each raking in hundreds of thousands of pounds in salaries, expenses and accommodation costs, from the over-generous British […]

Big Charities – should YOU give them a penny?

     We are all constantly in the UK inundated, indeed well-so in our faces, with heart rendering pleas for us ordinary people (mostly working-class however because THEY are the most generous?) to urgently donate money to apparently needy and worthy causes, desperate for our hard-earned cash, aren’t we? We are told incessantly that even our […]

Charity, Overseas Aid, Volunteering – all worth it or not?

   Tomorrow morning (Sunday) sees the start of the thirty-fourth annual London Marathon. This is a major road race involving world renowned men & women elite athletes, and disabled wheelchair competitors – when records may well indeed be broken. However, its fame isn’t really down to all that is it? No, it really is all […]