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Re: [IPk] FAITH, HOPE & LOT'S OF CHARITY.



At 03-03-00 16:24 +0000, you wrote:
>WE ARE THEN LOOKING AT STARTING A CHARITY UP TO
>ASSIST DIABETICS IN AFFORDING PUMP THERAPY. WE ARE INITIALLY LOOKING AT
>YORKSHIRE & LINCOLNSHIRE BUT IF WE ARE SUCCESSFULL PERHAPS WE COULD EXPAND.
>IF ANYNE IS INTERESTED IN HELPING PLEASE GET IN TOUCH.
>  WE ARE LOOKING AT A FINANCIAL  ASPECT(HELPING TO BUY THE PUMP ) THE
>KNOWLEDGE SIDE OF THINGS WILL BE BEGGED AND STOLEN FROM DEAR JOHN DAVIS AT
>INPUT. (THANKS JOHN)
>WE WILL NEED ALL SORTS OF THINGS FOR THAT, INCLUDING SOME SOUND ADVICE AS WE
>WILL HAVE TO BE REGISTERED SO ANYONE WHO HAS A LEGAL KNOWLEDGE OUT THERE ANY
>ADVICE WILL BE WELCOME. DOES ANYONE THINK THAT THIS IS A GOOD IDEA???????
Hi,
Reagrding setting up a charity, (most of) the legal advise will be provided 
by the charities commission (wesite) www.charity-commission.gov.uk .
Some one who may be of great use is Jenny Hirst, a former trustee of the 
BDA who got fed up with it and started, basically from scratch to form the 
charity IDDT (Insulin Dependant Diabetes Trust), which had as its original 
principal bringing to notice the problems that Human Insulin can cause. She 
spends just about every minute of every day working for the charity and 
overcame all the problems of setting up a charity from nothing.
Their email address is email @ redacted, website 
www.ndirect.co.uk/iddt, last summer they did an article on pumps (featuring 
John Neale), which preceded the BDA's article on the same subject and if 
one so wishes to think was the cause of the article appearing in Balance.
The most important factor about a new charity is that you have to  really 
be sure that your enthusiasm will not dwindle for a long time and be 
prepared to give all your spare time to it. Many charities setup and last 
no more than a few months, leaving the founders in debt.
Best wishes,
Jeremy

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