King's College boys raise £300 through charity dodgeball tournament

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A GROUP of students from King’s College in Taunton, raised £300 for an organisation which provides adventure activities on Exmoor for people with disabilities.

The boys of Woodard house organised a fundraising dodgeball tournament to support the Calvert Trust Exmoor.

More than 200 students took part, and there were trophies for the winning teams, and a range of other prizes.

Housemaster of Woodard, Tim Haynes, said: "We were really pleased to raise money for this particular charity, as Tim Potter, CEO of the Trust, is the father of one of our boys.

“The charity does amazing work, and it was a real pleasure to help support them, as well as a lot of fun!"

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3:03pm Fri 21 Mar 14

SocialistParty.SomersetBranch says...

What is the point of charity?

Oxfam report: A tale of capitalist inequality

Earlier this year the Oxfam charity pointed out that a mere 85 billionaires worldwide own the equivalent wealth of 3.5 billion people - half the world's population.

Now Oxfam has reported similar levels of inequality in Britain with five super-rich families owning more wealth than the poorest 20% of the population.

In its Tale of Two Britains report, Oxfam says the poorest 20% have a combined wealth of £28.1 billion - an average of £2,230 each. In contrast, the top five richest families between them have property, savings and other assets worth a staggering £28.2 billion.

The super-rich list includes central London property magnate the Duke of Westminster, mining and metals tycoons David and Simon Reuben, industrial and finance capitalists the Hinduja brothers, aristocrats and property owners the Cadogan family, and Sports Direct retail boss and Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley.

No matter how well intentioned charity fundraisers are; no matter how much charity fundraising is achieved: THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM REMAINS! THE ORGANICALLY SICK AND DISEASED CAPITALIST SYSTEM IS THE CAUSE OF ALL POVERTY!



Charity can never eliminate poverty from the capitalist system!

To achieve that a socialist plan of economic production would be needed through the nationalisation of the major corporations and banks, under democratic workers' control and management.

Since 2003, 95% of the population have seen a 12% real terms drop in their disposable income after housing costs, while the richest 5% of the population have seen their disposable income increase

The number of children living below the poverty line could increase by 800,000 by 2020

The most affluent family in the UK (Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor and family), has more wealth than the poorest 10% of the population, 6.3 million people (£7.9 billion and £7 billion respectively)


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What is the point of charity? Oxfam report: A tale of capitalist inequality Earlier this year the Oxfam charity pointed out that a mere 85 billionaires worldwide own the equivalent wealth of 3.5 billion people - half the world's population. Now Oxfam has reported similar levels of inequality in Britain with five super-rich families owning more wealth than the poorest 20% of the population. In its Tale of Two Britains report, Oxfam says the poorest 20% have a combined wealth of £28.1 billion - an average of £2,230 each. In contrast, the top five richest families between them have property, savings and other assets worth a staggering £28.2 billion. The super-rich list includes central London property magnate the Duke of Westminster, mining and metals tycoons David and Simon Reuben, industrial and finance capitalists the Hinduja brothers, aristocrats and property owners the Cadogan family, and Sports Direct retail boss and Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley. No matter how well intentioned charity fundraisers are; no matter how much charity fundraising is achieved: THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM REMAINS! THE ORGANICALLY SICK AND DISEASED CAPITALIST SYSTEM IS THE CAUSE OF ALL POVERTY! Charity can never eliminate poverty from the capitalist system! To achieve that a socialist plan of economic production would be needed through the nationalisation of the major corporations and banks, under democratic workers' control and management. Since 2003, 95% of the population have seen a 12% real terms drop in their disposable income after housing costs, while the richest 5% of the population have seen their disposable income increase The number of children living below the poverty line could increase by 800,000 by 2020 The most affluent family in the UK (Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor and family), has more wealth than the poorest 10% of the population, 6.3 million people (£7.9 billion and £7 billion respectively) Don't just get angry, get organised! Join the socialists! www.socialistparty.o rg.uk SocialistParty.SomersetBranch
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