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On the first working Monday of every month (Monday is one of my busiest days) I will donate the daily income of Chocolate Tortoise to a selected charity, and post to this blog detailing the charity chosen. This blog is not intended to tell the world how generous I am. I am less generous than many people. The blog is intended to firstly log who I have donated to, and secondly to hopefully inspire others to do the same, or similar. For more information, see my first post.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

August 2014–Amnesty International UK

The chosen charity for August is Amnesty International

amnestyWhilst I usually choose small, local charities, I think Amnesty International is a deserved exception. I don’t agree with everything they do, but I think we need organisations like this to support those in need, and to raise awareness of things going on in the world. Without their work, many atrocities would go unnoticed.

The donation this month includes an amount from a friend of ours, Fiona, who did some work recently for Chocolate Tortoise and refused payment, suggesting I include it in my Donate a Day donation. I know she is a big supporter of Amnesty International, which also helped decide the charity this month.

From their website: http://www.amnesty.org.uk/

We are Amnesty International UK. We work to protect men, women and children wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.

With over three million members worldwide, Amnesty International is the world’s largest grassroots human rights organisation. We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilise the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. We received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving work.

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