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  • suzieq
    suzieq
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    14th Jan 2011 01:50am

    Last Post 28th Sep 2012
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    Human and animal charities

    I have been supporting the Multiple Sclerosis Society for the past 5 or so years, after having a family member suffer from this disease. I also support the RSPCA because I have a love of animals. I think if we all try to support at least one needy cause, and there are many, no matter how big or small the donation, it would benefit both the giver and the receiver.

  • michb
    michb
    Posted on:
    15th Feb 2011 09:06pm

    michb says: I have always supported the Mentally and physically disabled charities as I have worked with these people through the years, and now am adding the Cancer Society, as my brother-in-law died 3 years ago from this disease.

  • gina21
    gina21
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    6th Mar 2012 08:55am

    michb says: I have always supported the Mentally and physically disabled charities as I have worked with these people through the years, and now am adding the Cancer Society, as my brother-in-law died 3 years...

    gina21 says: The cancer society is always in need of help and support. After having one daughter dying from breast cancer and another having both breasts removed then being visiting the hospital so often, the thing that surprised me was seeing so many young people suffering from this disease Why should they have to plead for donations when this is happening. So much government money being wasted when it is needed so much.

  • macmelton
    macmelton
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    27th Mar 2012 12:19am

    gina21 says: The cancer society is always in need of help and support. After having one daughter dying from breast cancer and another having both breasts removed then being visiting the hospital so often, the...

    macmelton says: I am with you Gina my wife died a terrible death after having 1 breast removed she went from bad to worst rapidly. In her latter days she was covered with hard crusts over chest and back and she was in pain most of the time. She is at peace now but others need our prayers and our $ to try to stop other women going through this pain. I implore every one out there to contribute to your state cancer center just $5 once a year and help to stop this thing. If you knew the pain people go through you would understand. Please make a contibution because it may be your family next.
    Jim

  • kath
    kath
    Posted on:
    21st Apr 2012 11:00am

    michb says: I have always supported the Mentally and physically disabled charities as I have worked with these people through the years, and now am adding the Cancer Society, as my brother-in-law died 3 years...

    kath says: if u have n,t got the funds to donate on a regular basics think about leaving money in your will like u i have lost a number of family members to cancer the sooner they find a cure the better

  • Karen
    Karen
    Posted on:
    15th Feb 2011 11:32pm

    Karen says: I have been supporting the World Wildlife Fund for some time now. I support other charities too such as Movember for Prostrate Cancer, The Royal Flying Doctor Service and the National Heart Foundation.

    I have also recently joined the fight to stop the Coal Mining in Margaret River. This would totally ruin the pristine wine region of Margaret River and surrounding towns. Hopefully there'll be lots of support for this too.

  • Viv
    Viv
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    22nd Feb 2011 11:18pm

    Viv says: There are hundreds of worthy charities that deserve support but as my funds are limited I decided to concentrate on those that help the 3 groups in society who have absolutely no way to fend for themselves - children, animals and refugees in detention. I also give to environmental and social activist groups - the former because if we make our planet uninhabitable then we'll all perish anyway and the latter because they too help the most helpless. So all in all that covers about a dozen charities.

  • TwinCreekNZ
    TwinCreekNZ
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    4th Mar 2011 07:57am

    TwinCreekNZ says: I agree fully that support of a worthy cause can benefit both the giver & the receiver. However, support of a charity does not have to be monetary. They are just as accepting and grateful for donations in other ways. Three years ago I started an equine rescue here in New Zealand after supporting the International League for the Protection of Horses & SPCA for many years.. We do not accept monetary donations, opting instead to accept donations of items to auction from our Sella.co.nz store.. We also accept horse gear, feed etc to use for the horses we take in - this is a godsend. If someone wants to make a monetary donation simply because they feel it is the only way they can help, we give them the option of crediting our vet account or buying credit notes at Farmlands or RD1 stores.. While all these options help the horses we take in enormously, the most important donation one can make is their time.. There are always things to be done, fencing, weed pulling, grooming of horses, riding of horses, loving of horses (this is most important for all the horses' rehabilitation), bagging of manure for our roadside stall, harrowing of paddocks, cleaning of gear to be used or auctioned - just to name a few.. We are forever grateful to our genuine volunteers who donate their time at least once a week whether is be a few hours or a couple of days, without them our job would be just that much harder.. Good on people who support the many good causes around - without you, the good work could not be done..

  • simla
    simla
    Posted on:
    10th Sep 2012 05:24pm

    TwinCreekNZ says: I agree fully that support of a worthy cause can benefit both the giver & the receiver. However, support of a charity does not have to be monetary. They are just as accepting and grateful for...

    simla says: hi TwinCreekNZ, great idea to give goods and not cash. that is a much better idea, and i wish we in australia had the foresight to do the same. you'd hear a lot less criticism of the financial statements released by the charities......good on you for the work you do with the horses. many years ago i bought a trotter when i was staying in NZ-just to ride around whilst i was there. a great way to see the countryside! but a year later, when it came to leave,i couldnt bring myself to leave him behind, so he came back to australia too. lived tillhe was 34 years old, and woulb have gone on a lot longer if he hadn't slipped and fell in a hilly paddock.the vet that put him down said he was in great condition otherwise,looked like a racehorse, all shiny-coated. it broke my heart to have him put down but hed' damaged his back and even the vet couldn't get him up...on a brighter note x trotters make great pets/pack horses for people who like to go hiking/trecking, they are so quiet. cheers, Simla

  • Chloe
    Chloe
    Posted on:
    26th Apr 2012 04:27pm

    Chloe says: I also support the RSPCA,as I also love animals. Some of my other favourite charities are careflight and The Guide Dogs. It is very difficult when you receive so many requestw and you can't support them all, however I feel good that my small donation will help some poor animal or someone in need.,

  • Chloe
    Chloe
    Posted on:
    26th Apr 2012 04:28pm

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  • Blossom
    Blossom
    Posted on:
    19th May 2012 01:08pm

    Chloe says:

    Blossom says: The RSPCA do a great job. Only last night somebody found some Labrador X puppies in an blanket and garbage bag in a bin at a service station on Pt. Wakefield Rd. They estimate they were about 8 weeks old. Sadly only one was still alive and they think it will make a full recovery and be able to go to a good home if it isn't considered to be a risk to humans. Unfortunately some that have been mistreated do not ever trust other people. I know a lady who has a pup she got from the Animal Welfare League that was handed in when he was 7 months old. We are sure he has been hit as he is aggressive even to people he knows if they are carrying a water bottle, toolbox or briefcase. The owner was walking her dog and met somebody he knew in the street. He wagged his tail and pulled towards the person. She held her closed hand out for him to sniff as she had been shown to do many years ago and he bit her. She had a water bottle in her other hand. We reckon when he saw the water bottle he got scared and defensive , that he felt threatened. The person was very understanding, first aid was administered by the owner, and no action was taken. It could have been a very nasty outcome.

  • Blossom
    Blossom
    Posted on:
    19th May 2012 01:10pm

    Blossom says: The RSPCA do a great job. Only last night somebody found some Labrador X puppies in an blanket and garbage bag in a bin at a service station on Pt. Wakefield Rd. They estimate they were about 8...

    Blossom says: They are hoping to find the person responsible from security footage and he/she/ they will be charged --possibly end up in gaol.

  • Wen
    Wen
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    6th Sep 2012 09:16pm

    Wen says: There are so many charities but we can't support all. I support MSS and RSPCA also along with a couple others. I particularly like to support animal welfares like the RSPCA. I am an animal lover and after all domestic or wild need us to take care of them.

  • simla
    simla
    Posted on:
    10th Sep 2012 04:52pm

    simla says: hi suzieq. a small donation from lots of people goes a long way to make up a sizable sum. people should not be ashamed to give a small donation, if that is all they have to give. m.s. is a great society to support. they do a lot of research into causes and cuers. recently, on tv i saw that they discovered that vitamin d has been shown to help,or even better,cure it by its stimulating t cells. good on you for your support. cheers , Simla

  • bazza
    bazza
    Posted on:
    27th Sep 2012 10:14pm

    bazza says: yes i agree a small donation can give a bright future for a child in poor countries. unicef is a great organistaion it helps internationally wide in the most country . a small donation like i said will change others life forever.

  • Pearla
    Pearla
    Posted on:
    28th Sep 2012 11:28am

    Pearla says: I have been supporting Amnesty for the last 5 years to support those people who don't have the same basic human rights as I do. I did have a World Vision sponsor child but found the cost to high and I feel guilty about this and would like to sponsor again once I can afford to do so. I buy Fair Trade products that are available and shop in Red Cross, Oxfam, Lifeline shops. I try to be aware of the products history and not support any unethical products or services.

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