Went to a marvellous comedy benefit. It was for a good cause (legal teams for Guantanamo detainees), and the acts were marvellous (Bill Bailey, Marks Thomas and Steel, and a bitchy Iranian woman).
And yet... it was £30 a head, the acts were performing for free... but Reprieve, the charity wouldn't leave us alone. If they weren't up on stage asking for money, they were passing buckets around. Or shaking them at the bar. Or outside while you had a cigarette.
Frankly, all a bit tiresome. I blame Bob Geldof.