Just because fakecharities.org is temprorarily down, that doesn't mean that we can't continue to look into these effective QUANGOs. In fact, Ambush Predator has highlighted yet another interfering, brain-washing, state-propaganda-spreading bunch of thieving cunts that I hadn't heard of: Bookstart.
Today, however, whilst browing the Grauniad's site (no, I don't know why either), I saw an advert for Barnardo's, which declared that "Barnardo's needs you!"
"Really?" thought I, "maybe I shall help Barnardo's and their angel-faced children!" After all, Barnardo's is one of the oldest and most established charities, being set up by Dr Barnardo in 1866 for entirely worthy purposes.
But first, of course, one needs to make the customary trip to the Charity Commission site in order to see where the cash comes from...
The first sight to greet me upon downloading their accounts was this sickening picture which adorns the front cover of the Annual Report.
Equal numbers of male and female? Check.
All ethnicities represented? Che... Oh, wait! Are Chinese people and other Asians of that extraction not wanted at Barnardo's? Obviously not. Bad Barnardo's, naughty Barnardo's: that's a smacked bottom for you...
Anyway, I digress. Does Barnardo's take public cash? Do bears shit in the woods? The report is scanned and so I cannot copy the text directly: however, reproduced below are the donations from statutory bodies. Which take up over two pages of the report.
Now, at some point, I am going to have to add all of these up and see what they amount to, but I reckon there's a good few million there. And that isn't counting the eight Barnardo's subsidiaries and offshoots (the accounts of which I shall examine later).
So, Barnardo's needs my help, does it? Well, it seems to me that Barnardo's is getting quite enough help from me as it is, so they can stuff their fund-raising attempts up their collective arseholes, as far as I am concerned.