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Ian Robinson
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:04 pm    Post subject: Children In Need! Reply with quote

Yes, it's that time of year when everyone gathers round the wireless for their favourite feature: the Auction for Things That Money Can't Buy!

Throughout the week Chris Evans will be auctioning:
Monday - A Golfing Holiday!
Tuesday - Drive some fast cars!
Wednesday - A disco at his pub!
Thursday - a trip to the Monaco Grand Prix!

Can't wait!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh no it isn't!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Children In Need! Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
Yes, it's that time of year when everyone gathers round the wireless for their favourite feature: the Auction for Things That Money Can't Buy!

Throughout the week Chris Evans will be auctioning:
Monday - A Golfing Holiday!
Tuesday - Drive some fast cars!
Wednesday - A disco at his pub!
Thursday - a trip to the Monaco Grand Prix!

Can't wait!

Oh goody. They should do it by sealed bids so we don't have go through all the increasing levels of stupidity as the bids get more and more ridiculous.

I prefer the patronising auction for the little people, the don't feel bad about not being a multi-millionaire, it's not your fault, just text 5 and you might be the one lucky winner raffle thing. I'm going through a selfish phase though, so I won't be doing that either: this year I'm going to spend all my money on me.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This years Children In Need to be broadcast on 15th November will be hosted by Sir Terry Wogan, Fearne Cotton, Zoe Ball and Nick Grimshaw will join Tess Daly.

http://radiotoday.co.uk/2013/10/wogan-cotton-grimmy-ball-to-host-cin/
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All that laughing, very funny. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't pledge money to CIN by choice and never have done. I do, however, donate my services to a couple of charities regularly - one is a children's hospice and another is the Scoliosis Society which I do in return for support given when my daughter was diagnosed with the condition in her mid-teens.

I go to the pub to get away from it all - until I get silly people waving buckets under my nose and trying to make me feel guilty! The sods.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never donated either but I prefer to donate to animal charities on standing orders and I tick the "donate to" box on Ebay more and more of late...,
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Completely agree Santa - I do the same Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And me too. I regularly give to animal charities, rarely to children's ones. People can look after themselves, animals can't.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
And me too. I regularly give to animal charities, rarely to children's ones. People can look after themselves, animals can't.


Children can't look after themselves, and much of the support given to seriously ill children is provided by the voluntary sector. As it happens, not all charitable organisations are aimed at providing health or social care. I also give time and resources to a charity that provides support to people in local heritage and oral history projects.

Either way, I don't want the bucket-shakers trying to make me look mean when I don't fill them with the shrapnel in my pocket when I'm in the pub or elsewhere.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
This years Children In Need to be broadcast on 15th November will be hosted by Sir Terry Wogan, Fearne Cotton, Zoe Ball and Nick Grimshaw will join Tess Daly.

http://radiotoday.co.uk/2013/10/wogan-cotton-grimmy-ball-to-host-cin/


several good reasons to switch OFF Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My pub has Hobgoblin, Spitfire and Blond Witch beers on at the moment, and hopefully they'll have some left for me on the night of CIN. That's me sorted then! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find Hobgoblin very overrated and boring - Spitfire is OK - but Blonde Witch - now you're talking Very Happy

I'm away next weekend and will be enjoying ,myself in 12th Century rural Welsh hotel so no worries for me over the great CIN fiasco Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've probably said this before but I work for a mental health charity caring for dementia sufferers and the like (not me personally, I'm just a modest counter of beans). We'd be pathetically grateful for 1% of what CIN raises but I can't see Wogan getting off his arse to host Grannies in Need.

This is my second brush with the world of charities and both times it's been an open secret that children's charities are awash with money
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Number Six wrote:
This is my second brush with the world of charities and both times it's been an open secret that children's charities are awash with money


Yes, I can well believe it. My only connection with children's charity is because of the support that we received from the Scoliosis Society for our daughter, who was 14 at the time of diagnosis (it affects 1% of females at around the time of puberty and she was an unlucky one). I don't actual cash to either them or the Hospice but I donate "business time" to them.

Years ago I worked on a fund-raising film for Guide Dogs for The Blind at a time when their income was 48 million per year - making them the No.1 charity in the UK in revenue terms. Amazing really. It's changed now since they suffered a major crisis with investments that went pear-shaped but I have a huge respect for the work they do and the benefit the trained dogs bring to their users.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gave Helen a tenner a few years ago, when she was collecting for CIN. Thankfully, she no longer seems to shake the tin.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve Wright is on this Friday as he's missed a few over the last few years.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know I've mentioned it before but I absolutely refuse to believe that the requests that are played on the CIN Friday are genuine.
Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5, Get Lucky by Daft Punk, Paradise by Coldplay, Can't Get You Out Of My Head by Kylie, Ruby By Kaiser Chiefs etc etc etc.
Out of all the recorded songs from history people donate money and request songs that are CONSTANTLY played throughout the year!!!
Either people are stupid or it's all rigged to fit in with the obsessive concentration on the playlist.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, they played a few obvious classic songs, and then all of a sudden the awful Daft Punk thing comes along, totally incongruously.

And that dreadful Maroon 5 song Moves Like Jagger must be the worst song of all time. Still, Ken Bruce and Gary Bones obviously like it Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gazmando wrote:
I know I've mentioned it before but I absolutely refuse to believe that the requests that are played on the CIN Friday are genuine.
Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5, Get Lucky by Daft Punk, Paradise by Coldplay, Can't Get You Out Of My Head by Kylie, Ruby By Kaiser Chiefs etc etc etc.
Out of all the recorded songs from history people donate money and request songs that are CONSTANTLY played throughout the year!!!
Either people are stupid or it's all rigged to fit in with the obsessive concentration on the playlist.


I think you're right about most but maybe not all of them Gazmando.

I know the time we did an appeal on Jezzasexiles and I did it live on air I was asked to ask for say the song that they suggested by the producer (I forget what it was now) but the chat didn't get round to it. I think we had said anything would do at the time.

One of the other times, when it was still on the R2 message boards and I'd sent in the names to JV and producer the day before, we asked for 'Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life' totally unaware that Michael Palin was going to be co-presenter so that was played. Not sure if it was a lucky coincidence!

One of the other times I think we got what we asked for but I can't remember.

I think it's the same on the Drivetime Friday show as well.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think some of it comes from people suggesting songs that they know are likely to be played, so that they get a mention.

My girlfriend often rings in Classic FM's request show and has cottoned on to the fact they don't have many to choose from and if she asks for certain things she'll easily get on.
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