So following on from alangardner 's impassioned cri de coeur a few days ago, he got me to thinking. I've cancelled a standing order for something that was a token gesture to a lobby group which used to interest me and doesn't appear to have done much good. In its place, come September, will be a tenner a month to TUK.
It doesn't sound like much of a grand gesture, now does it ? But if 5% of us did this, I expect it would really make a huge difference. I know from being involved with the financial side of a charity in a previous life, that the gift of reasonable certitude in continuing and regular donations, however small the amount, is vital for the health of any charity, allowing for a little forward planning.
Alan I don't know if this will do any good, or if there are now 1000 entries to the alican contest, but I reckon many of us could do what I've done this morning without any financial strain. So as it's a bank holiday and there might be an hour or two to spare hither and yon, have a root around your standing orders ladies and gentlemen and see if you can do a swap; the money you're letting leech from your bank account every month for some now long forgotten interest or conviction may surprise you.
And wouldn't LouiseRoberts be surprised tomorrow morning when faced with a slew of new funders ?
If commitment isn't your bag, it's easy to donate when you're feeling flush here
Make no mistake; TUK deserves your support. HU may give us the platform for sharing and support within the TUK community here, but TUK can speak on the behalf of us all. (steps off soapbox...wobbling a bit - balance issues don't you know)