I’m not up for helping to pay for adventures for chancers

Stephen Morgan, Portsmouth South MP

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Now I don’t want to sound miserable, but some charity fundraising events are seriously missing the point and taking advantage of our good nature.

‘Can you give me £20 so I can walk the Great Wall of China? I’ve got to raise £3,000.’

Hang on, I’m all for making a donation to charity, but I’m not up for contributing to ‘trip-of-a-lifetime’ adventures for chancers.

The companies that operate these trips clearly have running costs and approximately 50 per cent comes out of our charitable contributions.

So in the future when cornered for a donation, the response should be ‘yes, it’s a deserving charity I’ll give them £20 directly.’