As yet to my knowledge no mention of the above gentleman......
An example to us all.
Indeed - it's great.
No mention probably because as soon as you post anything, the sum raised will be out of date by about a million! If they are not careful, he'll have a heart attack instead
He's just stopped at £13M, an inspirational person for sure, but also all the people that contributed, it's more that it was the right thing at the right time rather than the act itself I feel.
I'm not sure how you go about donating that much to the NHS?
He deserves a medal ,,,just like to no we're the money goes and who is in charge of distributing it
There's a petition running for him to be knighted:
Over £ 14m now !
Last laps with his regiment as Guard of Honour, have to go now, think I've got something in my eye !
It would be good if the money was divvied up and given direct to all NHS staff, rather than just disappearing in the general budget. Should be tax free also.
On the face of it, it’s wonderful. A well publicised and easy way for an individual to donate and feel they are doing something to help the situation. However:
1) How much is Just Giving taking as their fee?
2) There is a wider point suggesting the NHS shouldn’t need to be supported by charity, it’s what we all pay our taxes towards. Fund it properly in the first place.
REF No 8, that was really what I was getting at, I'd love to somehow see it go to an identifiable end rather than simply into the NHS budget where it will just get lost. I'd hope and expect that Just Giving were waving any fee, others than any direct costs they incur, I'm sure they will be, can you imagine the press if they didn't.
Maybe somehow a proportion can be directed to the families of those health workers that have sadly lost their lives as a direct result of caring for people with COVID-19.
Tremendous effort by the chap.
Surprised how few medals though - thought he was a career soldier yet has only War Star, Burma Star and War Medal; why no Defence Medal?