Charities believe they have a duty to ask people for money and help the most vulnerable (people, animals, areas of our environment) in our world. Many people across the world live in terrible conditions or have serious diseases/disabilities. Animals are treated with extreme cruelty and abandoned, left to perish without a second thought. Recently, there have been many heart wrenching appeals for donations of money following the catastrophic earthquakes in Nepal. An example of why this money is needed is shown in this clip of a fifteen year old boy being pulled from the rubble of a building five days after the first earthquake in Kathmandu.
This is a link to an advert asking for money for clean water in some of the poorest areas of the world:
However, this weekend there has been a news story about Olive Cooke, a poppy seller, who felt badgered by charities to give money. Her friends say she died of exhaustion after she received thousands of letters and phone calls asking for money. Read the news report in to this.
So, the questions is… Is it right for charities to ask for donations?
Talk to your partner and have a think about what you think is right. Give me your opinion on the blog.