Monday, March 23, 2009

The Poverty of Charity

Cheers were raised when Comic Relief made a record amount the other day. However

Four of the UK's largest medical charities have been badly hit by the recession and are considering cutting the amount of money they put towards lifesaving research.

Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation (BHF), Leukaemia Research and the Wellcome Trust may reduce funding for research into fatal diseases after the economic downturn wiped billions of pounds off their investments and caused donations to fall.

the Indy

The priorities of capitalism! The materials and research brilliance exist, but it won't be utilised because of the cash nexus.

Why should we put up with this? Shouldn't clean water, food, education and health provision be assured for all, from cradle to grave?

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