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Charity Thanks Town's Generous Residents

Monday September 2 2013




A STREET collection in the town centre held by Barnsley and District Animal Welfare raised £911.

Ann Taylor, secretary of BADAW said: "We would like to thank everyone who helped, including staff from Pets at Home and all those who contributed.

"It also resulted in forever homes for two of our rescue dogs."


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Reply Posted by Mick on Monday September 2 2013 at 19:44
With the sole exception of The Poppy Appeal I would ban charities from collecting cash in the street. It's harassment to approach people and ask for cash. Leave your collecting tins in local shops and people will contribute voluntarily if they wish to or they will donate online.

Reply Posted by Peter H on Tuesday September 3 2013 at 09:40
So Mick, no collecting for Help for Heroes, Yorkshire Air Ambulance etc. I know Ann from BADAW & they do a fantastic job in animal welfare in this area, a great of it from their OWN pockets

Reply Posted by Mick on Tuesday September 3 2013 at 12:55
All great charities Peter, but I object to being approached in the street & asked for money it's as simple as that. Many people end up giving to collectors just to get rid of them. It is not fair.

Reply Posted by Swifty on Tuesday September 3 2013 at 01:23
Mick you have a valid point. At least BADAW give you a choice to donate or not. The low life non speaking English and there threats made to you if you don't give the "Spare Change" now that's where I would start with.

Reply Posted by julie on Saturday September 7 2013 at 09:42
charities are not supposed to approach anyone these days except for the people who are trying to sign you up for regular donations - any others should just rattle their tins as you walk past at the most - people whowant to donate will do so anyway those that dont wont - the charities accept this -in the main -as for any beggars leave well alone IMHO