The Charity Sleuths

What the Intelligent Giving researchers are uncovering, and whose turn it is to make the tea

Monday, August 07, 2006

And now for something completely different

Fancy yourself as a circus enthusiast or daffodil connoisseur? Maybe you want to campaign for courtesy or send cows abroad. Whatever your passion (as long as it's legal), be assured there's a charity for you.

Flower-lovers have a choice between The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies and The Daffodil Society. The cosmically-minded will find kindred spirits at The British Interplanetary Society. A predilection for puppets or a bent for balloons? Then join the ruck at the Norwich Puppet Theatre Trust or British Balloon Museum.

We pondered the question of how to categorise charities for months, and we kept finding charities that don't fit neatly into our major sections ( 'Children', 'Education', 'Human Rights' and so on). Not wanting to ignore the diversity out there, we created a 'Curiosities' section for organisations whose aims are out of the ordinary. Examples above.

We hope that donors who aren't sure who to support will find something there that tickles their fancy. And that we get a smile out of everyone else.



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