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Birmingham Chat / Re: Charity Adverts
« Last post by frederick on April 19, 2018, 05:24:20 PM »
And the starving kids and the mother looks as fit as a butchers dog. A fool and his money are soon parted.     :(    Been in the Tenby life boat station today they do a dangerusely wonderful thing and are only there because of donations. I contribute knowing the money goes to the RNLI.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Evening Mail Mystery Cycle Run
« Last post by 2michaelT on April 19, 2018, 03:23:45 PM »
I remember taking part in it and it started from the Sherwood pub on the Stratford road and ended in Cofton park it was great fun..
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Old Birmingham / Re: Cafe's & Coffee Bar's
« Last post by Edmund Fifield on April 19, 2018, 10:11:49 AM »
Used to use the cafe ,restaurant next to the News Theater ,top of Dale End
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Old Birmingham / Re: Cafe's & Coffee Bar's
« Last post by townie on April 19, 2018, 09:50:12 AM »
I'm glad you replied Scipio YOU might get a reply. Just going back to this thread reminds me of a story I started years ago I will try and find it. 
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Birmingham Chat / Re: Brum Ghosts....??????
« Last post by Scipio on April 18, 2018, 10:29:04 PM »

I've heard a few stories like that.  There was one where a two women (sisters if I remember correctly) were out on a walk & sat down for a rest on an hill & watched a fair going on in the valley.  When the mentioned it to someone later on they were told there hadn't been a fair in the area for decades.

It does make you wonder.  One of the theories for UFO sightings is that people are seeing future aircraft.  Could also be that some past 'ghost' sightings were people seeing us  ;D


Judith might be a chance they've had too much of the demon drink too , hic
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Old Birmingham / Re: Cafe's & Coffee Bar's
« Last post by Scipio on April 18, 2018, 10:07:08 PM »

Does anyone have a photo of Joe Lyons café Colmore Row? I have looked all through this thread and cant find one anywhere.


I remember going in there a couple of times in my younger days
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Birmingham Chat / Re: Charity Adverts
« Last post by Scipio on April 18, 2018, 10:02:57 PM »

I wonder what the charity's' return on investment is with regards to advertising? Advertising is not cheap and there is a lot of it.


My other wonder is. What percentage of every pound raised by the charity goes to the people that the money was raised for?



I think what gets me is that we have been giving with regards to clean water in Africa for 60 years at least (I remember taking my pennies to school for this reason) and it still doesn't get any better, or so we are led to believe. And how much is actually spent on the water supply rather than been diverted by rebels that always seem to be at war.


I'd agree with you there Countrylad, I remember littles envelopes given at school when I was young, there was a saying teach a man to fish and you feed him for the rest of his life . Doesn't this rub off on to other things as well . I won't give to charities, reason being when Mr or Mrs XYZ down the road hasn't got to wait 12 months for a hip replacement, when everybody has got the level of medical care they need , plus the fact when oap's are not afraid to turn the central heating on . When there are enough kidney dialysis  machines for the youngsters, and every hospital has 21st century scanning machines instead of these scanners built in  a hole in the wall  , I could go on and on . Then I might be persuaded to give  , is that Utopia do you think ?
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Birmingham Chat / Re: Charity Adverts
« Last post by Coastal on April 18, 2018, 09:47:39 PM »
I think it would be a good idea for all charities to have a rating system, just a rough guide that get's updated in line with financial accounts that show the percentages of donations going towards the basic running costs and what goes towards doing the actual work or buying/shipping the required supplies.     
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Birmingham Chat / Re: Charity Adverts
« Last post by countrylad on April 18, 2018, 09:19:43 PM »
I wonder what the charity's' return on investment is with regards to advertising? Advertising is not cheap and there is a lot of it.


My other wonder is. What percentage of every pound raised by the charity goes to the people that the money was raised for?



I think what gets me is that we have been giving with regards to clean water in Africa for 60 years at least (I remember taking my pennies to school for this reason) and it still doesn't get any better, or so we are led to believe. And how much is actually spent on the water supply rather than been diverted by rebels that always seem to be at war.



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Birmingham Chat / Re: Charity Adverts
« Last post by Scipio on April 18, 2018, 08:43:31 PM »

Or better still Ed a clean water supply O0


Rob you can't tell me that they have never been told to boil water first then drink later
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