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UPDATE 9 March - Saying thank you

We have reached our £15,000 target!

In order to thank those who have already given to the campaign, we have ordered hundreds of bumper stickers which we will send out to a random selection of previous donors. (This is possible thanks to a generous personal donation specifically for this purpose.)

We’ll also send out a bumper sticker or two to every new donation given over the next week while stocks last, UK residents only.  Please make sure you include your address when donating, leave a comment, and you will receive a ‘thank you’ bumper sticker or two in the post as soon as possible.

(Even though you may be getting a free sticker, HM Revenues and Customs say we can still claim GiftAid if you're a UK taxpayer, 'cos it's just a sticker. So you can still add GiftAid and tick "I’m not getting a ticket, product or service in return for my donation". If it's cool with HMRC it's cool with us.)

We have upped our target to £20,000. We have new advertising opportunities and all money raised will go towards advertising for the campaign.  We don’t have long to go now, so please give generously and we will spread the word!


UPDATE 21 February

Thank you for the fantastic response so far! We've reached our first target of £12,000 and we're spending it as best we can on physical advertising spaces which will reach lots of people.

We're now extending the campaign to reach even more people online. We've chosen Facebook, Google and Mumsnet allowing us to reach targeted audiences in the best way possible. Please give generously, and let's see how far we can spread our message online.


[October 2010]

The census question on religion cuts the number of non-religious people in half. This happened in 2001 and it stands to happen again in 2011.

The Census Campaign wants non-religious people to tick "No religion" in the 2011 Census.

We want people to know why the question on religion is flawed and why so many non-religious people didn't tick "None" in the 2001 Census.

We want people to know that real decisions on resource allocation and policy are based on Census data and if it's wrong then we all stand to lose out.

We've been trying to get the census question on religion changed for several years. In our meetings the ONS accepted that the question was flawed. Referring to our briefings, parliamentarians asked tough questions and the National Statistician accepted that "really" the question on religious should be changed. But ultimately the ONS stuck to the 2001 question.

Talks have failed. Now we must go public.

We need to raise awareness and we need to do it quickly. We are asking like-minded people to support the advertising for the Census Campaign on public transport and in public places.

This is about your representation. We've been campaigning on the census for years and it's only one of dozens of issues that our Public Affairs team is working on. 66% of money raised here will be spent on the public advertising campaign, raising awareness about the census. The remainder will fund the ongoing work of our public affairs team, both on the census and a range of similar issues. The British Humanist Association is a charity and relies on membership subscriptions and donations to fulfill its vital role promoting humanist values and defending the principles of secularism.

The initial target above will be used to buy some billboard space in towns and cities in the UK. Feel free to tell us in the comments why you support the Census Campaign or where you'd like us to advertise.

Raising money for

British Humanist Association

British Humanist Association

Charity Registration No. 285987

The BHA is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity.

Donations 621

 

What a brilliant campaign this has been. Well done the BHA, Bob Churchill and everyone who has contributed in so many different ways.

Donation by Malcolm Dodd on 29/03/11

£2.00

+ £0.56 Gift Aid

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Donation by Terry Organ on 26/03/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Deborah Crane on 26/03/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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That is the way of being a part of comunity!

Donation by Grzegorz Kozubek on 25/03/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Good luck with the campaign

Donation by Daniel Collier on 23/03/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Religion is just like porn > for adults only! Stop indoctrination..

Donation by Erwin Hoogeveen on 22/03/11

£5.00

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Was a Jedi but lost my faith after watching the Phantom Menace (what a rubbish film that was)

Donation by Tim Hewson on 22/03/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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We really need to make society a better place and this will be one more small but great step towards a world of compassion

Donation by Charlie Shread on 22/03/11

£8.00

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Don't be deluded, god doesn't exist!

Donation by Seth Kneller on 21/03/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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"God" maybe in "good" but there's no "good" in "God". Tick NO RELIGION!

Donation by Tony Fielding-Raby on 18/03/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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This question is a shockingly poor decision by ONS. Bravo BHA for trying to mitigate the damage.

Donation by David Ham on 18/03/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Keep up the pressure

Donation by David Shipley on 17/03/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Simon Johnstone on 17/03/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Keep up the good work in raising peoples awareness, that little tick has a big impact.

Donation by Dominic Kent on 16/03/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Looking forward to the adverts :)

Donation by Marbles Price on 15/03/11

£5.00

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Keep up the good work

Donation by Ross Cudlipp on 15/03/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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No bumper sticker for me please!

Donation by Shaun Taylor on 15/03/11

£20.00

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Donation by Sophie Parry Okeden on 15/03/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Great campaign!

Donation by Kieran O'Neill on 14/03/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Wonderful campaign, keep up the good work!

Donation by Letitia Hancock on 13/03/11

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Great campaign! Happy to donate again.

Donation by Paul Asbury on 13/03/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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This is a very important campaign. Shouldn't we also be campaigning against the rail advertisers who refused to run it as it might offend people?

Donation by Leigh O'Hara on 13/03/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Donation by Ann Oxford on 12/03/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 12/03/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Donation by Suzanne Rogers on 11/03/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£15,740.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£15,740.00
  • Gift Aid£3,620.41

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