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Old 16-06-2007, 14:43   #16
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Re: Would You Disclose Details?

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I'm not mean, I just have my favourite charities and when you are on a fixed income you have to draw the line somewhere.

I totally agree that it's absolutely unfair to put people on the spot like that too by asking you to sign up for a regular donation on your own front doorstep.

I don't mind those anonymous little envelopes that some charities do door to door but it's a bit hard on people who can't afford to give much when they feel put under pressure to do so by a man and a clip board.
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Old 16-06-2007, 14:50   #17
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Re: Would You Disclose Details?

I just tell them politely that i never give money or bank details over the door step. It annoys me more that they always seem to show up at tea time while im cooking.
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Old 16-06-2007, 15:04   #18
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In this particular case it was worse because I was quite keen to contribute. The Air Ambulance Service is invaluable in the work it does and I will happily give to something like that.

I asked the man why they couldn't take cash and he said it "wouldn't be safe" for him to go around carrying money. I was on my guard immediately because I pay into a similar lottery with our local Hospice (I've won £15 in 3 years) and their collector calls every month, all over the area, and must carry quite a lot of cash by the time he's finished.

I also thought, even if the bloke was perfectly genuine, it was a damned cheek to ask for money and then dictate how it had to be paid. I would imagine he didn't do too well at all round here.
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Old 16-06-2007, 15:32   #19
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West ender did you get a response to your e-mail to the Air Ambulance people?
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Old 16-06-2007, 17:26   #20
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No, not yet. Perhaps they don't read their mail at weekends.
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Old 18-06-2007, 14:43   #21
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I got a reply to my email, this morning. They said they used to leave DD forms for completion but they hardly ever got any back. No comment about why they don't collect cash.
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Old 18-06-2007, 14:49   #22
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So it was legit then? It was them?
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Old 18-06-2007, 14:52   #23
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When I find proper link will post it

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Chairman’s Charity for 2006-07

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The North West Air Ambulance (NWWA) is a unique regional medical air emergency service covering Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria.

Established in 1999, The NWAA is a registered charity receiving no mainstream funding, yet it offers a vital service seven days a week, 365 days a year across 5,500 square miles serving a residential population of seven million.
The NWWA covers all major motorway incidents and area that have restricted road access. On average, the NWWA is called out four times a day, rising up to ten in the summer. Whilst the incidents vary greatly, there are two over-riding factors for the NWWA presence – either because time is extremely crucial or where road access is limited.
The NWWA has a maximum flying time of eight minutes to the nearest appropriate hospital anywhere in the region and in the event of serious incidents, it is this speed with which medical care can be delivered that is crucial. It is recognised that, by receiving treatment at the scene and arriving at the hospital within the “Golden Hour”, the patient’s chances of survival and speed of recovery are dramatically improved.
The NWWA ensures a very high standard of care is met, whilst overcoming the problem of distance and congestion, accessing most areas of the North West promptly, in turn bringing highly qualified paramedics and sophisticated equipment to the patient. All the crew are operational ambulance staff who have received special additional training in navigation, meteorology, principles of flight, helicopter safety and helicopter evacuation.
For the patient, the NWWA is the fastest emergency service. Expert pilots and paramedics work 365 days a year to watch over people of the North West.
Charity No 1075641

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Old 18-06-2007, 14:54   #24
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Check out this site

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