I do give to charities, mainly cancer charities but i never hand over money or signup for things when approached in the street or at my door.
Sadly my wife's mum died a few weeks ago of cancer, feeling completely helpless i decided to try and do something positive. Being very impressed with the care that the hospice gave to my mother in law i've decided to start a charity to raise donations for these hospices.
The plan is to move it to being mobile phone and internet based donation system and operate on skeleton costs, apposed to traditional fundraising, coffee mornings, walks etc with staff and a hq. It won't fund research as that is established but more help and support is needed for the excellent job these people do for people who are terminally ill. They exclusively rely on donations.
Trying to set it up in my spare time and i'm building the systems from scratch, hence being up at 1:30am