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Combat Cancer Charity - query

User
Posted 08 Jul 2020 at 09:58

Morning all,

I've had a label through my door from a charity, Combat Cancer., for a clothing collection.  Also on the leaflet it asks for anything re-useable.  They say they support children's cancer research centres, but have just started a campaign to support PCa research.  There are spelling/grammar errors on the leaflet and on their website, but this may be an oversight.

Does anyone know of them, should I donate via them? 

Dave

 

 

Do all you can to help yourself, then make the best of your time. :-)
User
Posted 08 Jul 2020 at 12:12

Yes they are a real but very small charity - bizarrely, they quote the government COVID guidance for schools on their website so perhaps well meaning and motivated but not highly academic people. They address the leaflet typos on their home page.

https://combatcancercharity.org/news-and-events

 

They are also registered with the Charity Commission

https://beta.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-details/?regid=1178293&subid=0

 

 

Edited by member 08 Jul 2020 at 12:14  | Reason: Not specified

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User
Posted 08 Jul 2020 at 15:11
There are so many '\charities' now collecting clothes for various causes, some shall we say more dedicated than others. It would be interesting to know the percentage of resultant money that actually goes to the cause compared to what other costs are.
Barry
User
Posted 08 Jul 2020 at 16:03

Hi, and thank you both for the input.

And thanks for the links Lyn.  I've read the website data for CC and for Giving Support Ltd.  I think I'll give to a local charity.

You all take care.

dave 

Do all you can to help yourself, then make the best of your time. :-)
User
Posted 08 Jul 2020 at 16:38

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member
There are so many '\charities' now collecting clothes for various causes, some shall we say more dedicated than others. It would be interesting to know the percentage of resultant money that actually goes to the cause compared to what other costs are.

Next to nothing goes to the charities. The clothes are mostly sold for profit in Eastern Europe.

That's still better than throwing them away, but I would forget about the charity aspect.

User
Posted 08 Jul 2020 at 18:12

You may be right Andy.

I'll give locally.  

dave

 

Do all you can to help yourself, then make the best of your time. :-)
 
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