I really do wonder what the cost of running all these shops is round the UK versus how much actually makes it back to what the charity is working towards, i.e. what the net charitable amount is versus the gross collected.
In the US there is often a statistic that relates to amount of the donation that actually goes to helping the charity target.
For example see "What portion of my donation directly supports your mission or service delivery?" in the following.
That's right - he was English and so didn't want to complain.
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952)
Those who fail to clear history are doomed to explain it. --- OriginalGriff (February 24, 1959 – ∞)
I used to work for the Home Office and was told that early attempts to computerise the Prison systems failed. The prisoner database had a primary key on Surname, Initial and date of conviction, which worked fine until Ronnie and Reggie Kray were sent down for the first time.
I'm an optoholic - my glass is always half full of vodka.
As the rain pi pours down, I am reminded in my inbox that it is time for long cool summer drinks. In an article from the Daily Hungarian News, they are suggesting having a fröccs or two. Sadly they miss out the one for the kiddies 'lófasz fröccs'; I'm not translating that.
TYPES OF FRÖCCS
Kisfröccs (small fröccs): 1 dl wine and 1 dl soda
Nagyfröccs (big fröccs): 2 dl wine and 1 dl soda
Hosszúlépés (long step): 1 dl wine and 2 dl soda
Magyar-Angol (Hungarian-English): 6dl wine and 3 dl soda
Nagyházmester (landlord): 4dl wine and 1 dl soda
Krúdy fröccs: 9 dl wine and 1 dl soda
Polgármester (mayor): 6 dl wine and 4 dl soda
Macifröccs (bear fröccs): small fröccs from red wine and raspberry juice
Sóher fröccs: 1 dl wine and 9 dl soda
Tisza fröcccs: 1 dl wine and 1 dl champagne
My normal at the beach is a Nagyházmester, though I am tempted to try a Krúdy.