A pleading voice from out of the crowd normally indicates your being stalked,a little trembling timbre to the voice showing how much emotion the speaker is trying to contain while doing their social duty to collect for their charity. " Please,can anyone spare Â£10 to feed a child in ( insert country )...its a tiny amount and you could save a life " ( Actually Â£10 is quite a lot when your not working,and even when I am flush with money I do not give to these charities as a rule ) The charities even use underhand tactics like using females with a pulse,then top it off with them being normally young student types,pretty and dressed all bohemian like......playing on my damn scutbag,hippy chick fantasies. I do not give to these charities because I believe and know that so little of the actual donation goes to the advertised starving ( insert country ) orphan.During my time I have had the oppurtunity to work either with or near a lot of these International Aid agencies and charities in such shiteholes as Bosnia and Kosovo and have seen first hand where the money is.Those that have served,have a think to these yourselves. In Bosnia seeing these legions of " Charity administrators " hurtling about in their brand new 3 litre mitsubihi shogans ( with dozens of spare vehicles parked up ),while being paid substantial tax free wages and doing nothing more than seeing Aid being dumped at the nearest safe zone rather than the areas that needed it sticks in your craw....thats where most of the Â£10 goes for a start. The charities refusal to organise with each other or accept the help or advice of the Military forces in the area resulted in endless problems or stranded charity convoys getting in the shite or multiple convoys all delivering the exact same types of aid to the same area...with the surplus then being sold on the black market.....or even the huge over stocking at Split docks resulting in aid being burned to make way for new deliveries. Some of the isolated areas only received help or aid due to the military convoys actually doing it....Always stand by the thinking that if you are delivering aid,the only way to ensure that food reaches the intended is to escort the entire trip and give that aid into the hands of the needy....by a British Soldier. I do support Charities that do their job,The Royal British Legion without question and H4H,and other civillian charities where the results speak for their words. Maybe I am totally wrong and times have change,and they have all got their act together.