The Committee meets irregularly and is entirely capricious, but - a small donation will be made to a charity, because I am linking my giving this year to the awards. (Huge sigh of relief from all hard-pressed charities, applause from Mr Cameron who can see that in one bound his "Big Society" er...concept? Slogan? Day-dream? is freed by this munifence from all carpers and critics, because volunteers and charities will able to forge ahead and forge...) Sorry. Got carried away.
You may select one from:
Macmillan Cancer Care
The local hospice
Marine Conservation Society
St Martins in the Fields (homelessness)
The Woodland Trust
All you have to do - IF you are fortunate enough to receive an award - is make your speech of thanks, and notify me of your choice. A small but useful donation will be made, I promise.
What's that? No, of course I won't tell you how much. Don't be so vulgar.
Comfort Blanket, arise - and choose a charity please, for your excellent
Charles went for the Woodland Trust. He should be receiving an acorn any day now.
Don't forget that you can nominate someone else's post or comment anywhere on the blogosphere.
A reminder of the criteria:
- contributes significantly and originally to our understanding of mortality, either with "what oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed," or with a fresh insight
- helps us deal with our own mortality and our fears about death
- comes up with significant new information about the Dismal Trade which enlightens us all
- helps us deliver better funerals with insights, references, writings, recommendations (music or words, ways of proceeding)
- makes us larf with a merry quip, gag or jape related to the Grim Reaper and his camp-followers (us lot)
- helps us deal well with bereaved people