Monday, February 07, 2011

How can Government Spending Cuts hinder Volunteering?

There was an extraordinary item kicking off BBC Radio 4 news bulletins early this morning. Reuters reports it rather differently here.

This Headless woman, who was interviewed on the Today radio programme, seems to have no concept as to what a volunteer actually is!  Her (so-called Charity, note the giveaway EU flag on their website) would seem an ideal target for having her complete ignorance of what she purports to promote publicly, namely volunteering, fully exposed.

According to the Articles of Association (read here in PDF) of the supposed charity, their accounts must be supplied within two months of receipt of a request upon payment of their costs.  Members seem due a whole string of potential benefits while restricting their liabilty to £1, somebody with time on their hands or a professional journalist's job might wish to look further into this outfit.

Update 9/2/11 Fake Charities blog covers this particular con and also carries this telling quote from Guido:

A charity that relies in the main part on taxes is no more a charity than a prostitute is your girlfriend.
- Guido Fawkes