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I recognise that this is not strictly relevant here but please bear with me.A long standing family friend of mine works with terminally ill children.After a long and deeply moving discussion with her about the minutae of what she does day in day out, I am shamed into action. I shall go straight for the throat here....
Universities have their RAG weeks, commercial companies adopt their own charitable causes. As an industry/profession-what do we do? I hope to galvanise archies in my area into action. I know that we all earn stupidly low amounts and before you run off-I`m not asking for your money. I`m asking for your ideas. As children are our future and we deal exclusively with the past, I propose that the industry/profession adopts childrens charities from here on in. In my area, I aim to raise funds for a local hospice for terminally ill children. So, here`s my questions..
1. Should/could/can we adopt childrens charities as a profession/industry?
2. How can archaeologists/heritage professionals help to raise funds without scooping into already empty pockets?

Thank you for listening-this may seem out of place but, after hearing the nuts and bolts of my friends daily chores, I`m a bit embarrassed to be on here every day belly-aching about what I have to put up with.Love and best wishes to all.Big Grin
Just want your ideas guys-not yer dosh!!!Big Grin
I think this is really a matter for individuals, or conceivably individual firms if all employees agree.

We owe the dead nothing but the truth.
Greetings invisible! Happy new year sir. Agree without reservation. Just trying to come up with ideas from the BAJR melting pot.Sponsored parachute jumps (archaeologists leap of faith/going down on the world etc), talks/walks/sponsored beer consumption/ wheelbarrow racing-whatever.Not asking for anyone to commit to anything-just want to pick yer brains!Big Grin
have already said to you that I will do a sponsored parachute jump, and I mean it. Would be a great chance to get me to shut up for a few seconds at least Big Grin

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