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Gonegirl Fri 15-Nov-19 20:15:38

Boring isn't it so far?

It's all about kids. Yawn.

merlotgran Fri 15-Nov-19 20:21:39


Callistemon Fri 15-Nov-19 20:29:51

I've paid my money, do I have to watch?

NfkDumpling Fri 15-Nov-19 20:31:40

Avoiding it. I support the charities I want to support and avoid the hype and guilt trip.

Gonegirl Fri 15-Nov-19 20:31:59

Nothing else to watch though.

NfkDumpling Fri 15-Nov-19 20:36:09

Catching up on recorded stuff.

Smileless2012 Fri 15-Nov-19 20:38:53

Don't watch it and haven't done so for years. We support various charities and TBH I find the self serving 'aren't we wonderful giving up our free time , unpaid for charity' rather self serving and distasteful.


Gonegirl Fri 15-Nov-19 20:40:53

Don't apologise. I agree.

Even the acts look like someone's sixteen year old grandsons.

Smileless2012 Fri 15-Nov-19 20:43:48

Thanks Gonegirl, now I don't feel such a grouchgrin.

crazyH Fri 15-Nov-19 20:46:14

I like the acrobats

Sara65 Fri 15-Nov-19 20:50:36

Only just turned on, I greatly admire what Children in Need achieves, but I expect I’ll be turning off soon, especially now Graham Norton’s turned up.

Callistemon Fri 15-Nov-19 20:53:57

DGD's and DIL's schools have raised quite a lot of money and I put money in a collecting box so I don't feel obliged to watch!

M0nica Fri 15-Nov-19 21:39:24

Never watched it or donated to it. I have a portfolio of ccharities I support on a regular basis.

And like Smileless I find the self serving 'aren't we wonderful giving up our free time , unpaid for charity' rather self serving and distasteful.

annsixty Fri 15-Nov-19 21:44:17

Until I switched tv on tonight I didnt realise it was that time of year.
I have seen no publicity or anything going on as in other years.I don't watch anyway , I find it very boring.

ginny Fri 15-Nov-19 21:47:27

I first read the op as a younger in cheek comment, am I correct ?
However I find some of the following comment rather harsh. This charity raises millions for uk children’s charities.
As for those saying that the celebs are ‘self serving.... etc, I notice most of you make a point of saying that you give to other charities. I rest my case and duck before the firing starts.

ginny Fri 15-Nov-19 21:47:51

Younger should read rather !

Anniebach Fri 15-Nov-19 21:48:54

Does it matter why those appear, the charity does much and no money taken for wages.

jura2 Fri 15-Nov-19 21:51:23

Agreed Annie- a lot of mardy sour grapes above. Supporting the kids in the rickshaw challenge- wow, what amazing kids.

Oopsminty Fri 15-Nov-19 21:52:17

I didn't even know it was on

Gonegirl Fri 15-Nov-19 21:57:29

There are some amazing children on there though. So brave.

Gonegirl Fri 15-Nov-19 21:59:26

It was the Rickshaw Challenge that got my money jura. Couldn't help myself. That must have been so hard.

jura2 Fri 15-Nov-19 22:01:31

Indeed, same here- and 35.5 million raised to far... amazing.

Opal Fri 15-Nov-19 22:02:42

Really sad stories on tonight, but at the same time so hopeful and heartwarming. These kids are incredible, they achieve so much against the odds. Very happy to watch and support.

Sara65 Fri 15-Nov-19 22:26:39

You have to wonder how some families cope with the hand they’ve been dealt.

Makes me feel pathetic, for moaning about such trivial things.

SirChenjin Fri 15-Nov-19 22:34:36

Great work being done right across the country for fantastic causes. Som of the entertainment tonight isn’t my cup of tea but keeping SirChenjin happy isn’t the purpose of tonight. I hope my family and I never, ever need the services that CIN funds.