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Spend cash on worthy causes

IF the world decided not to have any firework parties on New Year's Eve 2014 and contributed what they would have spent to a global fund to alleviate poverty, hunger and disease, I wonder how much we would collect?

We could congratulate ourselves for not letting it all go up in bangs, lights and smoke. Alternatively, we could have the displays and parties, but donate the equivalent to a good cause.

I was disgusted by the scenes on TV of various displays, while at the same time there were reports on Syria and adverts from charities asking for £2 a month to feed deprived children.


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