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zerogravityquantum said: How come your charities are nearly all based around terminal illness (excluding save the children) why not include homelessness charities, LGBT or domestic abuse victims and things like that as well?
I’ve had this question a lot (and it is worded the same, I assume it’s always from you) so I’m finally going to satisfy you:
Because those charities are the closest to my heart. That doesn’t mean I don’t care about other charities, but there are hundreds of thousands I could have chosen, and I chose: treating children’s illnesses, cancer care for all ages, supporting teenagers through cancer, children going through poverty across the globe, and people in my area who need palliative care. So no, they’re not all the same. If you are so against my choices, perhaps instead of complaining, you could raise money for the charities that are closest to you.
To clarify, I’ve asked you this only 3 times - here and YouTube (maybe twitter idk) I doubt I’m the only one who’s mentioned this though. Yes of course I can donate to those charities I mentioned, but I obviously don’t have an audience to gather the funds that you or someone similar could do. I can’t shave my head and gather thousands for charity because I don’t have the kind of audience you do, so I find that kind of naive of you to suggest.
I’ll be blunt and say that the charities you’ve chosen receive thousands from other fundraisers including yours. But I rarely see people using their audience to back charities that aren’t just terminal illness (except Tyler Oakley w the Trevor foundation) I just wish there was more acknowledgement towards issues like domestic abuse, child abuse and LGBT* which are all just as prevalent in our society as terminal illness but often ignored because it’s not always a life or death situation.
I just find it strange that even when I raise £23,000 for charity, someone has to scrutinise it.
Are you basically implying that “The charities you raised money for get loads of money so you shouldn’t raise money for them”? Because if everyone took that attitude, they wouldn’t get any donations. Tyler raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Trevor Project, so by your logic, I shouldn’t raise money for that, despite it being an LGBT* charity?
Look. I know there are other charities. In fact, we could talk about animal charities (which you didn’t mention - does that mean you don’t care about animals??) or charities that get water to towns in Africa. If I was to spread the money between every charity I care about, they’d probably get about £10 each.
I’m not trying to go out and attack you personally (although yes, you are the only person who has persistently challenged my reasons for choosing these charities) - I just want people to realise that it was a difficult choice, but ultimately, I had my reasons for choosing the charities that I did.