While Google shopping last night I decided to do the annual charity gift purchase, in lieu of sending Christmas cards.
I thought briefly about foregoing my usual Christian Aid/Oxfam type purchase and going for something closer to home. I looked at Centerpoint and considered gifting something to help the homeless. “Buy a jumper to help clothe a homeless person this Christmas”. Why yes, that sounds most admirable.
Hold the phone though. What’s this?
£35!! Thirty Five of my hard earned, working for less than an Aldi checkout jockey, English pounds? Are you having a Turkish with me Centrepoint?
Where’s it from? Per Una?
I haven’t got a single item of clothing that cost £35 and that includes coats!
It says a lot when the homeless are wearing better quality knitwear than you.
I sacked them off and reverted back to my Third World gift aid instead and bought a goat… (which was cheaper than the sodding jumper FFS!)