We have probably all seen those television advertisements pleading with you to “donate just £2 a month to cancer research.”
The glossy productions tug at the heartstrings and surely only the hardest of hearts would not be moved to being at least tempted to sign up?
But, what the glossy advertisements don’t tell you is that Cancer Research UK need over 18,000 to sign up to donate “just £2 a month” for a year solely to cover the cost of their Chief Executive, one of, if not the, most expensive in the sector.*
And that is without including the cost of making the commercial and of buying the prime time advertising slots!
Please, make sure that when you donate your hard earned money, it is more likely to be used for research into cancer than to pay the grossly inflated salaries at a charity which lies about the origins of its own largest fundraising event (the Race for Life).
How? Choose a different charity which funds and supports research into cancer such as The Institute of Cancer Research, Worldwide Cancer Research, or World Cancer Research Fund
*On-costs calculated using https://goodcalculators.com/true-cost-of-an-employee-calculator/
A few years ago I set out the course in Watford and worked on the day. On one of the race days, we had to endure the hottest day of the year with temperatures over 80 degrees. We have very little water and I asked for more water to be obtained, the response I got from the charity was “we do not have the money to buy in water!” I was so concerned that I told them if the water was not obtained then I would cancel the race due to lack of water combined with the high temperature. They realised that I was serious and they ordered more water from the local supermarkets. They dropped me the following year.
Malcolm we so much appreciate your relating this story and supporting us in getting word out about Jim as well. Your words help tell a very important story that we believe people need to here. Thank you for sharing this here.
JIM COWAN WAS THE HEART AND SOUL OF THIS BUT WAS PUSHED ASIDE AND HIDDEN AWAY BY THE BIGBOYS
A ABSOLUT DISGRACE JIM SHOULD BE RECGONISED FOR STARTING THIS
They tell us one in two of us will get Cancer, so half the population of this country will be affected by cancer, how low can a charity get, knowing that a lot of people are now paranoid due to covid, and they are playing on this.
Those extortionate salaries aren’t going to pay themselves!