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They have been driving me potty for a year or so.

It's a continuous assault.

I used to give to the NSPCC and Amnesty International.

I was giving £2 a month to the NSPCC, but they kept on ringing me up. I was only getting £57 a week odd because I was ill, but they kept on and on at me whether I could increase my donation to £15 a month. I cancelled my direct debit in the end.

The RSPCA are the worst with their disgusting adverts. And they have over £100 million + which they won't spend.

What are your thoughts?

TheChimp
3 months ago
What do you think of this?
Twollocks
Twollocks3 months ago

I'm a huge animal lover and rescue animals but hate RSPCA with a passion. They are despicable the way they treat animals and as you said, have millions in the bank. Anyone who is CEO of a charity and pays themselves £1.6m salary needs a wake up call.

It's the charity beggars that accost you in the street or knock on your door that I abhor. They've recently started running at you in the street saying 'hey you look friendly' at which point I normally direct them to the local opticians. I have no problem giving to charity and donate a lot but to charities I am happy with, not some multi million pound organisation that guilt trip people

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TheChimp
TheChimp
Original Poster
3 months ago

Twollocks Is that how much the CEO is on? 😲

Makes me hate them even more.

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davidstockport
davidstockport3 months ago

I am also an animal lover and agree with everything you say about the RSPCA it is a scandal that they are allowed to keep the ROYAL part of their name.

Regarding those in the street who try to get people to donate by direct debit - it will take a few years before any of the money will ever get to the charity because of their commission, I've noticed some who are working for different charities on different days of the week. They should be banned or at the very least be instructed not to target the elderly, as it's obvious most do. They'll always start off with some flattering remark and are little short of "conpersons" (We must always remain politically correct and gender neutral)☺

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davidstockport
davidstockport3 months ago

TheChimp Actually that figure is incorrect (and can not be validated) so let's not argue and just agree to say he is paid TOO MUCH.

This from about 18 months ago quotes £150K

https://www.thirdsector.co.uk/chris-sherwood-appointed-chief-executive-rspca/management/article/1463700

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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3 months ago

davidstockport That is 18 months old though.

My wife was a lot thinner back then.

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davidstockport
davidstockport3 months ago

TheChimp That's the most recent available somewhere, more recent, said no one receives more than £200K annually - we all dream of a salary like that. . . and having a slim wife☺

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Twollocks
Twollocks2 months ago

davidstockport and TheChimp the salary is on the charities commission page on their latest accounts. The area managers are on about 200k. I've done years of research on them as part of something else. Their accounts make interesting reading. But then they are a Royal charity and their patron is known for her love of hunting so fits quite well with their ethos. Speak to any smaller animal charity and hardly any will have a good word to say about them. Especially when they ask the smaller charities who are in huge debt normally, to take some of their 'rescues'

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

Twollocks I can't find it the most recent I could find June 2018 says "But the charity’s salary for its chief executive – the highest paid member of staff – is only £150,000". - See more at: https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/news/rspca-accounts-show-pay-out-of-almost-200-000-to-executive.html#sthash.deV2rIOy.dpuf

Will you post a link to the Charities Commission account stating £6 million? I'd like to have it as I am disgusted at the way the "charity" operates. From what I already know they work independently of the CPS, and abuse that power. They've outlived their usefulness.

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Twollocks
Twollocks2 months ago

davidstockport £1.6m not 6m. It states it on the latest accounts which are for fiscal year 2018 (think it goes up to October) there is a salary breakdown, with the amount of employees that fall into that bracket and the highest bracket is over the £150,000 you mention. Because of the change of CEO and it only being recorded for the latest ones salary, that is only 2 months salary at the time of the auditable accounts, each branch also pays an amount to the CEO as a 'salary'. If I get a chance later I will screenshot the part where it states it, as its a PDF I can't post a link unfortunately.

On a side note I found the amount of calls received to the ratio of investigations carried out is an interesting read too.

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

Twollocks Thanks - I misread the amount but eve £1.6 million is TOO MUCH☺

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell644683 months ago

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/1255025/Sport-Relief-2020-Gary-Lineker-wage-BBC-highest-paid-Paddy-McGuinness-video/amp

The likes of Gary Lineker asking people to donate money, when he is on a £1.75mil salary.

I am sure people like this could donate more rather than just be a ‘face’ for the charity.

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tumblespots
tumblespots3 months ago

Fancy having the cheek to get paid to be the face of a charity, I'd like to know IF he actually donated anything himself and if so how much and finally was it proportionate to his income; £5 from me would be equivalent to perhaps £50,000+ from him if you go by income. 🐞

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

£1.75million - that's nothing! It will only take about eleven and a half thousand over 75 year olds being made to pay the BBC for a licence to cover that, if there aren't that many left - after the Covid-19 crisis, he might have to take a pay cut, but please don't worry too much Gary will still have the revenue from his Walkers Crisp adverts, on the other side, to keep the wolf from the door.

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell644682 months ago

davidstockport the BBC are corrupt and it is ridiculous that they even have a licence fee, let alone for the over 75s! They are corrupt!

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

AliceBell64468 At least they're no longer supplying Rolls Royce cars every year for people like Jimmy Savile . How they justify the salaries they pay though is beyond belief,

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell644682 months ago

davidstockport yes that is one thing however they still provide £200 a day chauffeuring for Dan Water who is a BBC presenter, already on a £250k annual salary, but still needs our money to spend on travel 🤦🏼‍♀️

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell644682 months ago

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7794575/amp/BBC-spends-200-day-chauffeuring-Breakfast-host-Dan-Walker-Sheffield-home.html you can read more about that ridiculous story here. But I agree, I don’t know how they can justify the salaries and the expenses that they claim!

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hspexy
hspexy3 months ago

The bigger the organisation, the more scandalous it is at the top. Have worked for charities in the past and I won’t be doing it again. The amount they waste on marketing alone...and all their ‘parties’ which they call ‘fundraisers’...

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tumblespots
tumblespots3 months ago

I won't give to any charity that begs. I will not be forced into giving away my hard earned money. Do not approach me in the street and take the adverts off my TV - I'm sure I'm not the only person who won't give anything to those charities who spend an absolute fortune making tv ads, they should re-direct all that wasted money. (If you have got money for ads, you've got too much money already!) A voluntary donation is another thing entirely. 🐞

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RnD194hd
RnD194hd3 months ago

I believe most of the big charities that advertise on TV are nothing short of a disgrace. Directors paid fortunes, bully tactics to get people to pay more and very rarely see actual projects they've done. They also pay celebrities well to advert for them too. Personally I stick to my local charities

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Mummy18
Mummy183 months ago

Yes, I feel like sometimes it’s emotional blackmail. Some of the images they show are horrific

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Dennab
Dennab2 months ago

No. I just ignore them.

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