Asking for donations for doing an activity [polls]

Help for heroes and most of the animal ones

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Just one example: https://lifecharity.org.uk/

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Age does as well there. If it was a 5 year old neice or something I’d probably pitch in. If it was an ATD, then I’d probably take them aside and question what they’re up to.

It does though because I’ve had people ask me before and the gist was a large amount of money was going towards them flying out and pissing about having fun for 4 weeks and then a couple of days building a school or something.
How about I give you the money so you don’t go and all of that can go towards the charity?

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My general rule of thumb is: ‘is doing this activity a huge achievement / amount of effort / overcoming a massive fear for this particular person?’ If yes, then I’m happy to sponsor them. But I’m not going to sponsor joe blogs to do a sky dive when actually it’ll be a bunch of fun for them.

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Half marathon

  • Yes
  • No

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10km run

  • Yes
  • No

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5km run

  • Yes
  • No

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Colour run

  • Yes
  • No

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Bloody hell

Obviously only ever donate towards a charitable cause, not the actual activity.

Not even if the money helps a load of people who need it?

kids>illnesses/disabilities>animals>old people

definitely has to be some level of suffering involved for the person participating, basically

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Ever seen people collecting for charities in supermarkets by offering to pack your shopping? I donate to those twats just to stop them doing it all wrong, so the bar for me in terms of acceptable activities is pretty low.

Most certainly not! See my example above.

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I question these ones cause I’m like really you’re also just going to make yourself feel good and have an experienceee maaan and you’re going to come back a total toss pot for doing it so no i ain’t adding a tenner to that. I’ll give it directly to the charity. Thanks!

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Find it very difficult to actually fundraise - doing it atm - and the idea of flooding peoples social media/emails etc. with “hey sponsor me!” when actually, it’s something I have wanted to do for a while and kind of selifshly it’s an excuse to do it. I mean, it’s raising several hundred quid for Shelter, which I’m going to feel really proud of. And I guess half the people who e.g. run marathons are doing this too. Dunno

I will donate to anything that’s for charity, I wouldn’t donate if the sponsorship was to fund the thing itself

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Well I don’t really think this is the place for a pro-life/pro-choice debate but to some people, that charity is useful.

Nope. Because there are so many sponsorship requests out there and so many other charity donations potential that there needs to be a way of filtering out which ones I want to donate to. If I donated to every one that came across my path I’d be bankrupt.

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Animals are great though

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