More charity wibblings...
Well, you know my stance on Campus Childrens' Holidays... I raise them money because I love doing it, not because it's the worlds best charity, but it's great value for money and does an awful lot of good. So every term I drag myself out pub collecting (which I detest with a passion) because it's the only way 4 of you can make 500 pounds in three hours (legally ;-) ) And it's an awful lot of paperwork, and burocracy, and organisation, but is usually a Good Thing
Except I put a collection last night, in the middle of Rag Week (duh!) And some of the pubs wouldn't let us in, as they'd already been pub collected out by tigers, toilets, and all and sundry. I bumped into the tiger, and (as I was fairly sure the other house to house collection license has gone to some jumble collectors like Help the Aged for this weekend) asked to see his license. Which he failed to produce (but in such a "Why are you people bothering me, I'm in a tiger costume doing good stuff so anything I do it fine, and I'm funny, look" kind of way, that I couldn't tell if he just couldn't be arsed to show us, or really didn't have a license. I favour the latter).
Anyway, that was a pain. I sent rag an email about it... I really hate intercharity bitching - everyone's trying to raise money for good causes- but illegal collectors cause so much hassle for everyone trying to collect legally that the charity whose banner they're under really should know what's going on.