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Started by: PeterP (8478)

Just got a bag throu the door asking for unwanted clothes for THE CHILDRENS AIR AMBULANCE they will donate £100 per tonne got onto a site where the average price given is has follows
Textile banks £270-360 this year per tonne
Shops £490-550 : : : : :
Charity bags £580-700 : : : : :
Who pockets the rest of the money not a bad little earner for someone but not the AIR AMBULANCE

Started: 16th Jun 2012 at 16:54

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Aye, all rip offs. Are there no clothing banks in ASDA or similar supermarkets to put them in?

Replied: 16th Jun 2012 at 17:16

Posted by: PeterP (8478)

On the outer bag www.childrensairambulance.co.uk reg charity no 1111780

Replied: 16th Jun 2012 at 18:00

Posted by: veg grower (inactive)

When you do put these bags out, before the registered charity has had time to collect, foreign gangs pick them up and make the money off them.

Replied: 17th Jun 2012 at 05:54

Posted by: PeterP (8478)

Read some reveiws about this charity and it seems the owners are living on the edge without breaking any laws.Some of the more established charities will not have anything to do with this charity

Replied: 17th Jun 2012 at 07:45

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Again, you tell the truth there, Tom. They are forever rummaging about in the bins of our Supermarkets.

Replied: 17th Jun 2012 at 21:18

Posted by: bentlegs (4619)

I was told that the Administrator of some of said charities are on 100K per annum, i.e. poppy fund,

Replied: 17th Jun 2012 at 23:09

Posted by: veg grower (inactive)

bentlegs - thats true, same with Save The Children, NSPCC etc.

I tend to take my clothes to a charity shop, and I also buy things from them occasionally, although a lot of charity shops are sometimes more expensive than Primark or Tesco.

Replied: 18th Jun 2012 at 07:19

Posted by: baker boy (15550)

admin costs much ,much more than is ever passed on to the charities.

Replied: 18th Jun 2012 at 08:58

Posted by: linma (2654)

It's the same with British Heart Foundation.

Replied: 18th Jun 2012 at 12:10

Posted by: PeterP (8478)

Tom thanks for the heads up but my bag will be used has a bin liner

Replied: 18th Jun 2012 at 19:57

Posted by: veg grower (inactive)

You can always ask for ID too - because technically they are taking what is yours.

My son collects those bags (keeps them in their little sleeve) and says when he leaves home he will never need to buy black bags, he's got hundreds of them in a box.

Replied: 19th Jun 2012 at 05:13

Posted by: kayleigh (1161)

I also use them as bin liners.

Replied: 20th Jun 2012 at 17:58

Posted by: scoop (3285) 


Good bin liners, and i use some for transporting plants.Never in short supply are they

Replied: 25th Jun 2012 at 22:31

Posted by: sonlyme (2818)

I always put my unwanted clothes in the fire brigade charity bins at the front of the station.

Replied: 27th Jun 2012 at 08:06

Posted by: nicko (inactive)

"I always put my unwanted clothes in the fire brigade charity bins at the front of the station."

Next time set fire to the see what the response time is

Replied: 2nd Jul 2012 at 10:44

Posted by: PeterP (8478)

Nicko they will probably sent a fire engine from another station like they did years ago when there was a fire in the pallet place which is now asda car park opposite the fire stationor a few weeks ago when Argos was evacuated on Robin park it took over 5mins for the fire engine to arrive

Replied: 2nd Jul 2012 at 11:34

Posted by: PeterP (8478)

Surprise Got an Air ambulance charity bag today throu the letter box.

Replied: 3rd Jul 2012 at 07:34

Posted by: susie q (1676) 

I've never trusted them, I take mine to a Charity Shop so I know that they get them. I also agree that they make good bin liners been using them for that purpose for years now

Replied: 3rd Jul 2012 at 14:17

Posted by: PeterP (8478)

Tom yes

Replied: 3rd Jul 2012 at 17:00

Posted by: piccyme123 (1395)

Lots of the bags are fake charites, sad but true

Replied: 18th Aug 2012 at 11:50

Posted by: baker boy (15550)

i left a bag out the other day full to the brim of other charity shop bagsi'm down to my socks and underpants .

Replied: 18th Aug 2012 at 22:04

 

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