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    Today, because a change in our circumstances, I had a lump of cash that was an embarrassment and decided to give it to one of our local charities. The one that I chose was one that is always desperately short of funds. So this morning, cheque in hand, I called on them----------------------"Sorry sir, we cannot accept cheques, card or bank transfer, but not cheques" why not asked I " it may bounce and we would have to pay the bank charges". Now those who know me know that I do not swear or use expletives, today I did, so much so that I was escorted out of the office. This was a not insubstantial amount of money (it has several noughts in it), it didn't feel right to send it to our Romanian interests and I truly thought that it would be better used within our local community, but if this is an example *****!!!!!***********!!!! 'em. Sue and I have decided that in the New Year we will set up a trust fund for our granddaughter. In an earlier posting I mentioned John Mosey, he always taught me to share my excess where it is most needed, we never have any use for more than we need, so we give away our surplus, but for a charity to refuse a donation because it is a cheque, for me, beggars belief.

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    sadly the banks are forcing us all at a horrifyingly past pace into cashless society. We can no longer pay cash into anyone else's bank account - because it is not traceable - and i surmise that by the end of 2020 there will be no cheques of any sort any where in UK.

    But for a charity to adopt such a dismissive and rude stance when offered a lot of money is something i would be very angry about also.

    i have changed the charities i support in recent years and from now on will be supporting homeless organisations which are local and small and less likely to have huge salaries and over inflated marketing budgets.

    Dont let your understandable rage allow the needy recipients of your money to suffer because of a "system" change......
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    I like you give a wee bit here and there and get too thinking if the money is used too itís maximum benifit sometimes. My preferred charity is a local hospice ran by some wonderful people. We had a sweepstake for the grand national a few years back it was £10 a go and you were only allowed to buy two tickets at the end there was one horse left I i suggested that I pay the £10 for the last ticket and if it won Iíd double the pot and give it too charity well guess what that horse won I popped in on the Monday to pay the donation too the hospice and the old nun who runs the place took me into her office took the money wee had a laugh about gambling being a sin she then took a bottle of malt from the desk drawer and had a nip with me. Now thatís carma

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    Well I think your granddaughter will be very appreciative of it when she gets older, and as they say charity begins at home, they've done your granddaughter a favour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yorkieowl View Post
    Well I think your granddaughter will be very appreciative of it when she gets older, and as they say charity begins at home, they've done your granddaughter a favour.

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    Iíve tried twice to become a volunteer driver with two different charities who needed drivers, both times neither charity replied to my application.

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    Iíve tried twice to become a volunteer driver with two different charities who needed drivers, both times neither charity replied to my application.
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    Never give to any charitys as the money goes into the top board members pockets keeping them in a very good life style with RR cars and big homes,only a penny in the pound gets past them,if anyone remembers the cook report many years back the truth got out.
    If you do have to much cash then of course i would be willing to take it of your hands keeping it safe and giving you peace of mind from that most hidious burden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oppy View Post
    Today, because a change in our circumstances, I had a lump of cash that was an embarrassment and decided to give it to one of our local charities. The one that I chose was one that is always desperately short of funds. So this morning, cheque in hand, I called on them----------------------"Sorry sir, we cannot accept cheques, card or bank transfer, but not cheques" why not asked I " it may bounce and we would have to pay the bank charges". Now those who know me know that I do not swear or use expletives, today I did, so much so that I was escorted out of the office. This was a not insubstantial amount of money (it has several noughts in it), it didn't feel right to send it to our Romanian interests and I truly thought that it would be better used within our local community, but if this is an example *****!!!!!***********!!!! 'em. Sue and I have decided that in the New Year we will set up a trust fund for our granddaughter. In an earlier posting I mentioned John Mosey, he always taught me to share my excess where it is most needed, we never have any use for more than we need, so we give away our surplus, but for a charity to refuse a donation because it is a cheque, for me, beggars belief.

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    I can understand your frustration, but surely charity begins at home, your home.
    You can pull me apart for this if you wish.
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