For most (though not all) people, having charities around is a good thing which mean more vulnerable people are helped out and looked after than otherwise would be. And fundraising days are good at getting people to donate because we’re more likely to cough up cash if we see people around us doing it too.
Other people point out that the event puts less money into charity’s pockets than it does into the shops that sell Christmas jumpers, which each cost £10-£100. That’s an extra strain on people’s purse before the already-expensive holidays (14 percent of Brits take out payday loans for Christmas costs). And from an environmental standpoint, encouraging people to buy something which will only be worn once or twice is often considered irresponsible.
*No, we’re not even vaguely sorry for how bad that pun was. It’s nearly Christmas. Stop being a Grinch.
… most of us live in a home of friends, family, or with a partner. Our homes are like mini-economies, with their own systems of dividing up work, providing resources, and exchanging skill-sets. Not only do these affect our ideas of who does what on a wider scale, our homes themselves and where they’re located have an effect on the economy around us, and the economy we experience.