Money For Nothing

Jan Leeming

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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.

MONEY FOR NOTHING

Date: 7th September 2017

Money for Nothing is a popular programme on BBC 1 which has been running for a few years now.  The usual concept is for the programme presenters to visit a 'Tip' or Household Waste Site and ask members of the public if they could take away their 'rubbish' to recycle it and sell it on.  The donors receive the money made on the sales - literally 'Money for Nothing'.

I was asked to be on one of the programmes and in my case the very personable young man called Jay actually came to my home and chose two articles out of stuff I was prepared to give away.  The money received for the revamped articles is mine to give to a Charity.

I chose to donate the money to The Brooke Donkey Sanctuary as I've long admired the work they do.

Brooke is an international animal welfare charity dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules. Operating in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, they reach over 2 million working horses, donkeys and mules – more than any other organisation. They employ around 900 staff worldwide, including vets, animal welfare experts and development specialists.

It is horrible and heartbreaking to see the way working animals are treated in some countries and much of this is down to a lack of education as well as a lack of money.  The poor creatures are made to carry loads which are far too heavy, they develop sores which go untreated, their hooves are not attended to so that they walk badly and they are not fed and watered properly.  So although my financial donation will be small I hope that the programme will raise the profile of this very worthwhile Charity which must now be around 100 years old.

The programme goes out on Friday 15th September - BBC 1 - 4.30pm.

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