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d000hg
15th December 2016, 14:30
Rio Ferdinand donates £500k of toys to children charity - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-38331624)







(And yes he is worth enough he can afford it before someone wants to spoil it. I reckon on that basis it's roughly equivalent to one of us giving 10-20k)

northernladyuk
15th December 2016, 14:35
Rio Ferdinand donates £500k of toys to children charity - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-38331624)







(And yes he is worth enough he can afford it before someone wants to spoil it. I reckon on that basis it's roughly equivalent to one of us giving 10-20k)

You're being harsh. It's equivalent to PC giving £292.40, which would be quite a chunk at this time of year.

LondonManc
15th December 2016, 14:39
Rio Ferdinand donates £500k of toys to children charity - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-38331624)







(And yes he is worth enough he can afford it before someone wants to spoil it. I reckon on that basis it's roughly equivalent to one of us giving 10-20k)


Giving that is nothing of the sort for us. That always makes me laugh. His lifestyle wouldn't be affected in the slightest by this lovely gesture. My wife would de-bollock me if I gave 15 grand to charity.

Mainframe gent
15th December 2016, 15:12
Rio Ferdinand donates £500k of toys to children charity - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-38331624)







(And yes he is worth enough he can afford it before someone wants to spoil it. I reckon on that basis it's roughly equivalent to one of us giving 10-20k)

It is not virtue signalling it is virtuous action. Nor is it accompanied by the sound of criticising others.

vetran
15th December 2016, 15:24
Giving that is nothing of the sort for us. That always makes me laugh. His lifestyle wouldn't be affected in the slightest by this lovely gesture. My wife would de-bollock me if I gave 15 grand to charity.

so many shoes so little money?

I think he does a lot more

Rio Ferdinand Foundation (http://rioferdinandfoundation.com/#!home)

NotAllThere
15th December 2016, 17:11
Giving that is nothing of the sort for us. That always makes me laugh. His lifestyle wouldn't be affected in the slightest by this lovely gesture. My wife would de-bollock me if I gave 15 grand to charity.Exactly - you've got to take into account overheads. The richer you are, the greater, as a proportion of your income, is your disposable income. At least, if you're being sensible.

LondonManc
15th December 2016, 18:36
so many shoes so little money?

I think he does a lot more

Rio Ferdinand Foundation (http://rioferdinandfoundation.com/#!home)

If I'd earned, on average, £2.5million per year for the last fifteen years, I wouldn't miss half a million. If you've been on £50k average for the last 15 years, you'd miss ten grand. I give to charity and help out voluntarily with junior sports. I don't make a big song and dance about it though (unless I'm DJing a fundraiser for free).

SlipTheJab
15th December 2016, 18:45
If I'd earned, on average, £2.5million per year for the last fifteen years, I wouldn't miss half a million. If you've been on £50k average for the last 15 years, you'd miss ten grand. I give to charity and help out voluntarily with junior sports. I don't make a big song and dance about it though (unless I'm DJing a fundraiser for free).

Didn't know you were a necromancer of the wheels of steel!

xoggoth
15th December 2016, 18:47
It isn't about how much money one has, if one is of a generous nature then giving a large sum is easy. Much more difficult for us Scrooges. I must have donated at least three quid to charity within the last few years and it really hurt! In a way that matters, I have made a much greater sacrifice for others.

d000hg
16th December 2016, 02:32
If I'd earned, on average, £2.5million per year for the last fifteen years, I wouldn't miss half a million. If you've been on £50k average for the last 15 years, you'd miss ten grand. I give to charity and help out voluntarily with junior sports. I don't make a big song and dance about it though (unless I'm DJing a fundraiser for free).

Isn't 50k low for a contractor? If I'd been contracting successfully for 15 years 10-20k would be significant but wouldn't really affect me. That's one year's ISA nothing more ;)

Anyway my point was: good on him.

MrMarkyMark
16th December 2016, 07:22
Isn't 50k low for a contractor? If I'd been contracting successfully for 15 years 10-20k would be significant but wouldn't really affect me. That's one year's ISA nothing more ;)

Anyway my point was: good on him.


FFS, stop blabbing about it on here and go and give 20K away then.

Then you would have a charity tail to tell too :rolleyes:

LondonManc
16th December 2016, 13:45
Isn't 50k low for a contractor? If I'd been contracting successfully for 15 years 10-20k would be significant but wouldn't really affect me. That's one year's ISA nothing more ;)

Anyway my point was: good on him.

I said average. I've been working 20 years but only went contracting in 2009.

You've got extra cash to your contracting income so don't get all preachy on us.

BoggyMcCBoggyFace
16th December 2016, 13:49
I assume Rio / his business can get some tax rebate for his charitable contribution ?

d000hg
16th December 2016, 15:35
FFS, stop blabbing about it on here and go and give 20K away then.

Then you would have a charity tail to tell too :rolleyes:


I said average. I've been working 20 years but only went contracting in 2009.

You've got extra cash to your contracting income so don't get all preachy on us.

I am NOT saying you lot should be giving 20k. Or that I should. I am praising Rio and countering the typical "he's rich it's no big deal" argument by saying it still IS a big deal. After DA's attack on Lily's Calais visit it's nice to see someone give a ton of money themself as well as promote causes.

MrMarkyMark
16th December 2016, 15:45
I am NOT saying you lot should be giving 20k. Or that I should. I am praising Rio and countering the typical "he's rich it's no big deal" argument by saying it still IS a big deal. After DA's attack on Lily's Calais visit it's nice to see someone give a ton of money themself as well as promote causes.

Yes, but trying to draw some parallel with us and a footballer makes no sense.

I do agree it is a generous and well directed gesture though, in any case.

vetran
16th December 2016, 15:52
I am NOT saying you lot should be giving 20k. Or that I should. I am praising Rio and countering the typical "he's rich it's no big deal" argument by saying it still IS a big deal. After DA's attack on Lily's Calais visit it's nice to see someone give a ton of money themself as well as promote causes.

I was going to Like until I hit the Lily bit. She is a self obsessed celebrity who insulted the country trying to blame us for a tragedy we didn't cause. It was typical Bob Gerroff / Bonio - give us your FFFin money - forget I'm a millionaire tax exile.

This other chap is grossly overpaid for kicking a ball around but made a nice honest gesture good on him.

MrMarkyMark
16th December 2016, 16:01
I was going to Like until I hit the Lily bit. She is a self obsessed celebrity who insulted the country trying to blame us for a tragedy we didn't cause. It was typical Bob Gerroff / Bonio - give us your FFFin money - forget I'm a millionaire tax exile.

This other chap is grossly overpaid for kicking a ball around but made a nice honest gesture good on him.

Not easy been famous and stupidly rich, yer know :rolleyes:

d000hg
16th December 2016, 16:09
She is a self obsessed celebrity who insulted the country trying to blame us for a tragedy we didn't cause.I don't think she said we caused it or blamed us for it? She blamed us for our response (or lack thereof) to it. Who cares what she thinks... apparently lots of people here do though.


This other chap is grossly overpaid for kicking a ball around but made a nice honest gesture good on him.Oh the irony of a contractor calling someone "grossly overpaid". We of all people should understand that nobody is worth anything other than what someone is prepared to pay them.


Not easy been famous and stupidly rich, yer know :rolleyes:You jest but if you look at so many rich famous peoples' lives, I think there's a lot of truth there.

xoggoth
16th December 2016, 17:47
Isn't 50k low for a contractor?

Depends what line you're in. I'm betting you're not in the engineering sector.

xoggoth
16th December 2016, 17:53
According to the Express anyway, Geldorf actually said something sensible this week.

Bob Geldof's Brexit backtrack: Singer admits European Union doesn't work | UK | News | Daily Express (http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/744059/Bob-Geldof-Brexit-rock-star-admits-European-Union-does-not-work-remain)

Just shows that the biggest plonkers have some reasonable views (AKA views that agree with mine) at times.

PS With perhaps one exception, Ken Clarke. If that arrogant *** ever says anything decent the world will end.