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Funraiser (The Charity & Event)
Member Name: Seven17
Date: 19/03/13, updated on 19/03/13 (24 review reads)
Advantages: Helps children in third world countries who are less fortunate than those in the Western world.
So with the recent comic relief passing with some fantastic amounts of money has been raised from various events, donation tables and what not, as another comic relief comes to a close.
This year though for some reason, I haven't seen as many donation tables or events, and whilst the BBC did raise more money this year I can't say I've seen the same awareness this year. Normally it's everywhere in schools, supermarkets, the workplace and what not but I actually found it hard to donate this year, as there were considerably less people about taking donations.
It was a little more high profile this year, as quite a lot of famous people took part in raising money like Jessie J and even Chris Evans on radio 2 did an introduction and phone call to Peter Kay who was doing the sit on his arse for money challenge. Great idea.
Comic relief does help a lot of people and does raise awareness of how lucky we are to live in the western world, as "rich" westerners. That's because while there is a recession on and many people have fallen on hard time (me included) seeing the 3rd world where you don't even know if your children are going to live past the age of 5, or even be healthy and AIDS free is certainly a lot worse.
It really opens your eyes as to how lucky you are and what you have in your life. We have stresses yes, but I can bet one of them isn't a staggeringly high infant mortality rate.
I think it's absolutely fantastic that everyone gets together and raises some money for comic relief and even if it is just to raise awareness rather than money, that's helping and really bringing it all together.
You don't have to raise money, instead just informing people about the children in Africa who have malaria, AIDS and the like is enough to put it in the minds of people, so they donate later, or if they can't afford to donate then at least they know what goes on for these poor kids.
So this year I haven't seen a lot of awareness or donating but actually a lot of money was raised, over £10m just on the BBC phone to donate part so I do wonder how much tables and events across the UK raised. I very much look forward to the next comic relief, although I do hope more places to donate will be about.
Summary: Excellent charity but I haven't seen many tables this year sadly.