All that’s Charity is not gold

An extremely well respected ex resident of Whittington recently posted the following item on her Facebook page.

People in our area work, for the community, free of charge.  But Charities are not always the least cost alternative. In response to the above I posted the following on Facebook.

John Keegan It doesn’t end there. Paid staff in charities receive substantially more than their counterparts in business. And yet they encourage volunteers to work for nothing. They open High Street Shops and pay no Business Rates, whilst legitimate businesses close. – Shakespeare said it – “All that glitters is not gold”.

Having been a Trustee of the Lancaster Council for Voluntary Service and the Company Secretary of a local charity I am well aware that some charities are not the most cost efficient way of spreading charitable giving from individuals, to those in need.

John Keegan

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