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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:50 pm    Post subject: Children In Need 2010 Reply with quote

This years Children In Need money can't buy auction will take place on Weekend Wogan. There will also be mini marathons on Johnnie Walker and Paul O'Grady Sunday shows.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2010/10_october/25/cin.shtml
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reminder Mark
Perhaps I'm unusual but I cannot stand Children in Need and the other boring telethons like it where a load of overpaid egotistical celebrities embarass people into parting with their hard earned cash
If these people are so keen to raise money why don't they give away a slice of their own millions to save themselves some tax
I have nothing against people giving to charity and I do so myself but events like Children in Need encourage people to give for the wrong reasons
People who really care would give anonymously without having to have a mention on radio or TV from Terry Wogan and the people who get involved in such events invariably do so to make themselves look good to their friends and not because they have very much interest in helping charity at all
Of course not everyone falls into this category but I just find the whole thing extremely irritating to watch
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with you, Ruddles! In fact I've never watched CiN or any other celeb-infested telethon. And doesn't Wogan get paid for it?
Mind you, they do raise a huge sum for charidee so I suppose we shouldn't criticise.

In case anyone thinks I'm a miserable old sod, I must mention that I have about ten monthly direct debits/standing orders for various (mainly animal) charities.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Thanks for the reminder Mark
Perhaps I'm unusual but I cannot stand Children in Need and the other boring telethons like it where a load of overpaid egotistical celebrities embarass people into parting with their hard earned cash
If these people are so keen to raise money why don't they give away a slice of their own millions to save themselves some tax
I have nothing against people giving to charity and I do so myself but events like Children in Need encourage people to give for the wrong reasons
People who really care would give anonymously without having to have a mention on radio or TV from Terry Wogan and the people who get involved in such events invariably do so to make themselves look good to their friends and not because they have very much interest in helping charity at all
Of course not everyone falls into this category but I just find the whole thing extremely irritating to watch



Couldn't have put it better
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Thanks for the reminder Mark Of course not everyone falls into this category but I just find the whole thing extremely irritating to watch


Expecially when Wogan struggles with the autocue, and plays the fool for the evening.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gosh we are a miserable bunch...I'm with you lot......too many people asking for charity money these days..............baaaaa humbug... Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schiz I remember a few years ago Wogan claimed that he never realised he was being paid for doing the show which tends to make me think he is either very naive or very badly informed neither of which reflect well on him as a long standing BBC stalwart and a honorary Knight of the Realm
Am I not right in thinking before he went into the media he used to be a banker in Ireland?
Yes,I did say Banker!
Need one say any more Mad
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am so pleased that I have found like minded people like Ruddlescat and Schizoidman Smile
I thought I was alone in not liking the enforced charity telethon things. People at work etc think I am miserable because I don't get involved in Children in Need and the such. I think giving to charities is a private thing & it is up to me to decide who I wish to give to & I dislike the BBC etc implying they have a say in who I support.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Add me to your group. One of the few saving graces of Chris Evans' takeover of the BBC (yes I know it started as just the breakfast show Wink ) is the lack of persistent plugging from Terry Wogan which made his show unlistenable for the two weeks either side of the event itself.

I know Chris does plug CIN but it is one of the few things he doesn't do to death.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
...a long standing BBC stalwart and a honorary Knight of the Realm
He's a full Knight of the Realm, as he took UK citizenship before being dubbed. I agree about the Radio side of Children in Need being a bit dull though. Maybe partly because they don't seem to have moved it on at all over the years. The music marathon is unadventurous and not a great listen.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I agree that it is another thing that's rammed down your throat too much. However, whenever it does get a mention I always remember Pauly and his tin of rhubarb. That makes me feel happy and sad at the same time. Does anyone else recall that year?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vaguely recall it Jill. Happy memories!

I know it gets rammed down our throats and I didn't use to care that much for it. However in it's defence I'll just say that if you get involved as I did with the R2 message boards for a few years, we had a lot of fun simply doing that and maybe that is the appeal. If you don't it does tend to irritate.

Something like the taking part not the winning that counts.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's true that Tel did rather let it take over the airwaves, and it may be taking a lower profile on the breakfast show nowadays (I can't be sure - I don't listen).
However........I await with eager anticipation the nature of the self promotional ego trip that CE contributes this time around.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I join the anti CiN squad please. I work for a mental health charity dealing with Alzheimers and Dementia sufferers and just 1% of what CiN raises would make a hell of a difference. Still, Grannies in Need doesn't have the appeal of the kiddeez, does it. This is my second venture into the charity sector and both times it's been an open secret that childrens charities are awash with money. One very high profile charity told us that they wouldn't accept our donation unless we doubled it. We told them where to stick their collecting box

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sunday

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Sir Terry Wogan returns to his BBC Radio 2 studio and the 26th Money Can't Buy Auction to help raise money for the 2010 BBC Children In Need Appeal. Listeners can call in to make their bid (calls are free from most landlines; some networks and mobile operators will charge).

The unique lots in this year's salesroom include lunching chez Wogan, with other special guests; tennis with legends of the game at London's Royal Albert Hall; cooking a meal for Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc; singing live on Weekend Wogan with Elio Pace and the House Band; a makeover with style guru Gok Wan; a VIP trip to see La bohème and lunch with tenor Alfie Boe the next day; plus a family ticket to the première of Shrek The Musical and the aftershow party.

After Weekend Wogan, the fundraising continues with Johnnie Walker (from 1-4pm), followed by Paul O'Grady (4-7pm) hosting a Mini Music Marathon.


Friday Music Marathon Day

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On BBC Children In Need appeal day at 7am, Chris Evans launches the BBC Radio 2 Music Marathon. During the 12-hour long music-fest, listeners can pledge money to have a chance to hear their favourite song played by their favourite Radio 2 DJ.

Throughout the day, Ken Bruce, Jeremy Vine and Richard Allinson (standing in for Steve Wright) continue the Music Marathon, with Simon Mayo taking the last leg and handing over the fundraising baton to Sir Terry Wogan at BBC Television Centre at 7pm.

BBC Children In Need's mission is to make a positive change to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Last year, Radio 2 listeners helped raise an incredible £1.8m and this money will support organisations working with children who have mental, physical or sensory disabilities; behavioural or psychological disorders; are living in poverty or situations of deprivation; or suffering through distress, abuse or neglect.


Thankfully no Graham Norton this year. Nice to have Richard Allinson doing it for once. Hopefully the choice of music will be different? Second year running Wrighty and the team are not involved.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt the choice will be any different Mark.Sad

The great British public will once again show what a brilliant taste in music they have not got............

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, Helen.
Stand by for more of the usual Radio 2 daytime fodder.
ELO, Queen, Abba.
I for one will not be listening.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Count me as another CIN-avoider.
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