Posts tagged ‘charity’

February 18, 2019

I Support the Girls

by duncanr

an uplifting story about the Accidental Bra Fairy supplying bras and sanitary products free of charge to needy women who cant afford to buy them –

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July 28, 2018

Cow Wins Horse Race

by duncanr


March 1, 2018

Homeless doesn’t mean Worthless

by duncanr

my late wife used to hate going into town with me – I’d spend £10-20 before we reached any shops!

she was convinced all beggars had smart phones secreted about their person, were connected to one another via a whatsapp group, and as soon as i’d . . .

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November 26, 2017

Action Hunger Vending Machine

by duncanr

the charity ‘Action Hunger‘ is planning to install Britain’s first vending machine for the homeless, dispensing fresh fruit, sanitary towels, socks, energy bars and sandwiches for free, in Nottingham – followed by others in Birmingham, Manchester, and London

how the scheme will work –

Artists’ impressions of the Action Hunger’s vending machine for the homeless, to be installed in Nottingham before Christmas

November 29, 2016

The Longest Day

by duncanr

Fraser Watt, from Clydebank in Scotland, is taking on Santa this Xmas – and hoping, in doing so, to raise some serious money for The United Nations Children’s Fund



November 19, 2015

Helping the Homeless

by duncanr

the news has been pretty grim the last few days so here’s a reminder or two that folk are capable of good as well as evil

and I quite like the ‘cheekiness’ of this endeavour to . . .

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July 7, 2015

What Do You See ?

by duncanr

homeless-robbie-from-prestonwhen you see a homeless person on the street, what do you see?

an alcoholic?
a junkie?
a bum?

I see someone who needs help – help that I am in a position to provide

a few quid less in my wallet is not going to cause me much hardship, but it will make a lot of difference to them

more important than the money I give though, is my acknowledgement of them as a person – I stop and chat to them

Nothing deep – I don’t ask for their life history

Just 5 minutes conversation I would have with any stranger

I met Paul when . . .

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July 1, 2015

Dunc’s Charity Appeal

by duncanr

money in hand120O.K. guys, I’m embarrassed to admit it – but I need your help

I am due to retire in May next year on a pittance of a pension that won’t come close to covering all my household expenses – never mind the 4 charities I support, the 3 dogs that expect me to provide them with food and treats, the 2 wood pigeons, two squirrels, 3 fucken big crows (vicious bastards), 2 blackbirds (one male, one female), and fuck knows how many (they fly too fast for me to count) little sparrows, thrushes, chaffinches and tits that expect me to put food out for them twice a day

I’ve told the dogs there are hard times looming and I may have to take them into town next year to help me drum up enough money busking to afford my wine their dog food

then I heard the news that a Saudi Prince intends to give £32 billion to charity – – so I began drafting a letter . . .

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June 7, 2015

Food for Thought

by duncanr

Based on an ancient story about hunger and sharing, this animated video is part of Caritas’ “One Human Family, Food for All” campaign. The “allegory of the long spoons” teaches us that when we struggle to feed only ourselves, everyone goes hungry. But when we focus on our neighbour’s hunger, we discover there are ways to feed everyone.

April 21, 2015

Man Surprises Woman on Train

by duncanr

a woman riding the new york subway – selling roses to make a few bucks – is stunned when a man buys her whole stock, then tells her – before exiting the train – he doesn’t want the roses for himself, she is to give them out ‘free’ to anyone who wants one

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