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    i was listening to Keith Arthur yesterday morning whilst fishing in a near gale and i could not be sure of the content of of one of the calls - i believe Cancer research UK had refused to take 30,000 from angling as it could not be seen to accept money from the sport. Can anybody adise if this in fact correct as i would have to re think about the donation i make every month (i do feel aggrieved that if correct the people who have made this decision are not the people who are suffering and who really need the money for this valuable research)

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    Ron 'The Hat' Clay Guest

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    Martin,

    This matter does require serious investigation. I have alway thought that cancer research was one of the better charities and have given a fair bit of money to it in the past.

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    Wolfman Woody Guest

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    I'd like to know more about that since I've just switch my direct debit from my old bank to my new one.

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    si Guest

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    Cancer research UK had refused to take from angling as it could not be seen to accept money from the sport.

    havent heard that one but i did hear on radio2 that they had returned a 30,000 donation from the hunting lobby a few weeks ago

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    Si
    you may have hit the nail on the head, it may well have been the hunting lobby as the amount 30,000 is the same (it still makes you wonder where they stand with angling) , as I said it was blowing a gale and I could not hear the radio properly. i have emailed Keith Arthur @ talksport for clarification and will post any reply I get.
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    Martin

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    the money was from a game shoot they said they wouldnot accept it as they where against receiving donations from what they termed as blood sports

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    It wasn't angling mate it was a shooting club and yes they did refuse to take 30.000 so Keith Arthur suggested they give it to the Macmillan nurses, and I for one heartily agree with that.

    My brother died recently of cancer and instead of flowers the money was donated to the Macmillan nurses trust in Macclesfield, his wife gave them a cheque for 1000 on Saturday, much more satisfying.


    Politicians, like diapers, have to be changed frequently - and for the very same reason

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    I believe the "Stoney and friends" fish ins are for the Macmillan nurses as well aren't they?

    Cancer research is a fine charity but unfortunately too much of the donations goes towards administration in fact its something like 80% so I've read.

    When my wife was being treated for cancer at Cheltenham hospital they had a charity on site for buying specialist equipment and there was a list of all the equipment they had already bought and what they intended buying. We of course donated to that. I believe that was run by the friends of the hospital and therefore nothing was taken out for admin.


    Politicians, like diapers, have to be changed frequently - and for the very same reason

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    Wolfman Woody Guest

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    A few years ago when I was a secretary we held some carp matches and the very first one went to the local Scannappeal at the hospital, over 500. They didn't refuse.

    Which was just as well because the year after I became one of their patients.

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    Nigel Connor(ACA ,SAA) Guest

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    Irrespective of whom it was from its absolutely preposterous.The last time I looked shooting was still a legal activity.

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