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Response: Thanks for your note. I'm pleased everything was OK with your new garden workshops. I hope ti gives you many years of enjoyment. Thanks for letting us know. Regards, Robin
During this recession which we have been enduring since 2009 charities through out the UK have also been finding it hard to help their respective causes so, where ever you can, try to not forget these important causes. Whether it's an occasional cheque in the post or even your loose change in your local charity shop. This will help these important organisations to carry on their good work.
However, the charities I have trouble with, well not really the charities but the companies doing the fund raising, are the ones which preach JUST £2 per month can help so much along with pictures which pull on the heartstrings. Well £2 does not sound much but after only a little while, if you agree, you are getting them phoning you up or writing to you in emotional terms to increase this £2 up to £5 or £10 per month. This is not want you want as a caring person but there is only so much you can do. There are many charities out there so how to you choose?
I also read an article stating that most of your first year's money goes to the companies making these appeals. They don't tell you that when you sign. I know that the companies have to make a profit but I find it a little misleading that you are not being told how much of your hard earned money, which you thought was going to charity, is diverted elsewhere. A better item is to make a donation directly to the charity of your choice and this would ensure your money will work its socks off for you.
Volunteers, at one of these charities Age Concern in Marlow, were delighted to have received £1,200 from their local Marlow Round Table, who had arranged a series of events to generate funds for Age Concern. This money is going to be invested in two new garden sheds for their centre. These sheds will be able to help them help others so is great news. Besides these garden buildings the money will help with decorating and painting required to the outside of their main building.
Likewise another charity, The Nancy Oldfield Trust, were trying to raise £15,000 to develop a shed, I am assuming this is more than just 'A' garden shed, because for that money you could have a string of garden sheds. If they were silly enough, which I'm sure that were not, they could buy some cheaply made sheds off the Internet. I hope not because these cheap and cheaply made garden sheds made using chipboard and OSB boards and with doors with no braces, so they will sag and with wafer thin wood and matchstick thick framing will only last a couple of years at best. That would be a waste of any money spent.
Another interesting charity project was by a Cornish couple in their garden shed. Their aim was to complete a book which would show nearly 350 people from their local town of Porthleven. Their garden shed was used greatly in this project and this gave them a dry place to work whilst they put this charity book together.
They have been photographing residents of Porthleven, ranging in ages from a three month old baby to elderly residents, which would become the subject of this fine charity book. It was hoped that proceeds from this book will go to the Children's Hospice South West's Precious Lives Appeal.
Besides raising a lot of money for this great charity but this book produced in their garden shed will become a brilliant achievement for this delightful village. It's also a great feeling, as a garden shed maker, that the humble - but important - garden shed can be used for so many different and worthwhile activities.