I hate this particular Friday every year, and the few days preceding with all the wind ups and the posturing that goes on in the name of charity, or perhaps that should be The Big Society given the current political climate.
I posted this last year, a week after Children In Need 2009. Dealing With The Day: Charity Stays At Home. If you've got a minute or two just skim through it.
A year on, could we have imagined then that we would be in an even worse situation today, especially for the poor and disabled, whom the children now considered to be in need will surely grow up to be, with a government whose intention appears to be to decimate the health and welfare services?
Again, apologies to anyone offended by my opinion, and if you are offended, come and walk in my shoes for a week or so and see if you still feel the same way.