In the morning I shall be embarking on a 20km Memory Walk for the Alzheimer’s Society, with my trusty English Pointer, Libra. We would really love it if you could sponsor us to, even a tiny amount, to help us break the £100 threshold. Dementia is a heartbreaking illness, chipping away at the victims perception of life, whilst their family watch them succumb to the illness. Should you wish to help sponsor Libra and I, we would be eternally grateful. Please click here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jam-hirons?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=jam-hirons&utm_campaign=pfp-tweet&utm_term=a4ca0556aea24ac99ae4863d40048d77
My charity commercials rant . Getting very annoyed now about the time of day charity commercials are broadcast and how they tell us to send specific amounts.
Give freely, donate what you can, when you want to!
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Saw an old homeless guy in the subway today playing an unrecognisable tune on a harmonica. I slipped him a coin for which he was very greatful and the smile he gave was the most genuine id seen in a long time….if a little toothless. It made me wonder how much people actually give as they walk by, and what is a fair amount if we put aside the saying ‘beggars cant be choosers’.
To begin with i think copper coinage id pretty useless. Not only is it difficult to find anything which costs a penny or two, but shops also reserve a legal right to refuse over 20p in copper coinage. I pissed a bus driver off doing just that in my schooldays, luckily i successfully appealed to his better nature. 5 pence coins are capped as well and awkward to carry around due to their size. Who wants to be weighed down by a pocketful of five p’s? So tens and twentys? Hmmm, these seem more respectable but youd need quite a few before you could buy anything like food or a drink at a cafe. Could try the pound shop but if you need something warm on a cold day youd be buggered. I figured anything from 50 pence or above is fair and practical in this day and age. Youd only need six 50p coins three times a day to eat relatively well. 18 generous people out of the hundreds that pass you by. Of course ill give whatever i can spare, but i see a fifty pence piece or above as a realistic offering in 2015.
Incidentally…. I gave this guy a one pound coin.