Another year, and another opportunity for ‘Comic Relief’ to make everyone feel guilty again and beg for even more donations from the British public, who are already struggling with the cost of living from ever increasing taxes, as announced by George Osbourne. Living on the breadline is never enough for vulturous ‘charities’ like Comic Relief, who are never satisfied. Despite the £1.5 billion worth of foreign aid that hard working Brits send to the continent every year…
Comic Relief is nothing but a scam, and I urge you not to fall victim for this years round of bandwagon jumping z-list celebs taking those self-righteous ‘money-shot’ selfies with starving African children. All carefully edited alongside a depressing voice-over begging you to sell your mother and empty your bank account.
Don’t you think it is a little odd that despite the charitable British public donating multi-millions of pounds each year to Comic Relief., nothing is noticeable improving in Africa? In-fact, according to the same old stories of African families begging for Mosquito nets or vaccinations in the videos we are shown each year — the situation out there only seems to be getting worse. Where exactly is all that money going?
[sociallocker id=”2337″] Let’s start with the mosquito nets, which we are led to believe are in short supply, and as a result — responsible for the deaths of thousands of children every day.
Since Comic Relief was founded in 1985. Donations have now raised over £1 billion for the charity and according to the comicrelief.com — 10 mosquito nets will cost £25. The population of Africa is thought to be 1.1 billion — so therefore, £1 billion would be able to buy 4 billion nets, which is more than enough to provide a net for every single African in Africa —with plenty of money left over to spend on some of the other ‘problems’ that Lenny Henry is keen to tell us about every year…
Clearly the money is not being spent on saving dying kids? So just where do those big cheques go after you have spent all week hopping around the office in a pair of wellies..
You may be surprised to learn that the Comic Relief ‘executive bill’ and salaries, amounts to a staggering; £17 million per year. Just under a quarter of the entire £78,082,988 raised in 2015. Effectively, for every £4 you donate, £1 goes on a wage…
Another interesting fact — is that despite Comic Reliefs claim that, ‘every penny’ given by the public helps good causes. The reality is that a large portion of the donations are used to gamble on the stock market and invest in arms, tobacco and alcohol companies. Comic Relief is currently sitting on £100 million worth of ‘investments’ which despite numerous requests — have refused to reveal. It must be nice to know your bank balance will be topped up every year by the gullible British public .
Sorry starving children in Africa , ’Stocks were down this year so you get jack shit’….
I will not be donating to Comic Relief, Sport Relief or any other ‘relief’ that is rammed down my throat over the course of the year. And frankly that in itself is a bit of a ‘relief’…[/sociallocker]