Olive Cooke (guardian not here) is either a idiot or a fool who gave and gave and got no thanks despite being an unpaid charity worker.
There are two ways of looking at this.
- Her donations are really state benefits redistributed.
- Charity is nasty (my blog)
I understand why she sold poppies (not the drugs) being from a generation when death was expected (my blog) but i do think charities have got a bit out of hand with six figure salaries to u2 band members and that pink ribbon cancer stuff where about 1% of thing goes to charity rather than what you think because of the marketing and Susan G. Komen (wikipedia) does rather well and does not cure. There’s money in this charity game unless your Olive Cooke