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I've been watching Four in a Bed on More4 and there was a break with absolutely NO charity adverts!

This must be a first over the whole Channel 4 network.

To be honest, I reckon that all charities will take a massive hit because of the continuous barrage of begging.

I used to unemployed and on Β£54 a week and I gave Β£2 a month to Amnesty International, but they rang me up and wanted to increase the payment to Β£15 a month. I stopped my DD immediately.

Are you lot getting sick of charity adverts?

TheChimp
19 days ago
What do you think of this?
Dennab
Dennab19 days ago

The adverts that are really getting on my **** are those with the people on Zoom etc. Banks are doing it a lot because they seem to think it makes us feel more connected with them but actually I just think "what a load of annoying t***s".

EDIT: Interesting, I just had to censor my own swear word there. Kelsey, you need to add the word t*at to your dictionary. As far as I know though, blue **** are a type of bird so that's a tricky one to filter. I see you went for the safe option with it though. 😁

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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19 days ago

Dennab You're going to be put on the naughty step again if you don't watch out πŸ˜‰

The snowflakes will be out for you.

I'm at home all the time and mentioned to the wife about the charity adverts and how much they got me down.

She poo pooed it until she's been on furlough and had to put up with the crap.

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Dennab
Dennab18 days ago

TheChimp No this isn't criticism of their deals. It mostly kicks off I dare to criticise as some people don't like it. Anyway, if you have a recording box, just pause when the adverts come on, wait a few minutes and fast forward them. Also, don't watch the one about children with a cleft lip. The woman who presents it is an extremely annoying and patronising dosser.

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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18 days ago

Dennab I'm not too fond of the animal charity begging adverts, especially the one with the donkey with a broken leg. There's no need for it tbh.

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Dennab
Dennab18 days ago

TheChimp Much worse during this time as well as you've more or less pointed out. I donate to Cancer Research and other than that, the odd tenner here and there to specific events or sponsorship.

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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18 days ago

Dennab Used to have monthly payments to Amnesty International and the NSPCC, but they just kept on badgering me for more money all the time, so I stopped donating.

We still give money to charity, just not every month now.

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Dennab
Dennab18 days ago

TheChimp Cancer Research kept calling every so often to "thank me" for a one off donation of money that I had given them from a family funeral. I had to stop them in their tracks with the whole sales process and say I am not setting up a direct debit. They eventually got my direct debt though when a bloke collared me in The Range as I was walking out and signed me up to their lottery.

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Pjran
Pjran18 days ago

I wonder how much money it costs to air all these Charity advertisement? Surely they should use that money for the cause they’re promoting.

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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18 days ago

Pjran Innit just.

And I don't really see much of a point in charity shops either.

I was watching a programme a little while back and for every Β£1 that goes through Age UK shops, only 9p actually goes to help the old people. The rest of it goes on costs.

NINE PENCE, MIND 😠

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Lynibis
Lynibis11 days ago

I actually saw a programme that was sponsored by a charity the other night, I am pretty sure it was The Chase. Why are they using charity donations given in good faith to sponsor tv programmes?

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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11 days ago

Lynibis With all these charities advertising all day, every day, millions and millions of Β£s must be spent every year.

As you say, people are not expecting their donations to be spent on adverts and sponsorship.

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Ann1984
Ann198411 days ago

This one was just on TV and all I can look at was her teeth thinking did she get her teeth done by a horse dentist πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ Image

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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11 days ago

Ann1984 I cannot stand that woman.

She is supposed to be a 'consumer champion', and then she did an advert for a claims company that took around 35% of any awards.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi11 days ago

I think most of the issues the charities are targeting..the government should sort it out

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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11 days ago

Another thing that's annoying me is supermarkets and the like slapping themselves on the back in adverts for giving a couple of quid to good causes after putting prices up.

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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5 days ago

PLEASE MAKE THEM STOP!

I can't cope anymore.

And they want more and more money.

MSF are now asking for Β£30!

THIRTY POUNDS, MIND.

Some people don't have that to feed their family for a week.

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