Exits and Entrances: Babies, boxes and clouds

A sideways look at some of the latest charities to have left or joined the Charity Commission's register

Looking at the new entrants to the charity register, some names defy explanation. Take Babies Need Boxes, for example. What do they need boxes for? To play with? To sleep in? To store their collection of 18th century shoes? Maybe the tots are considering lending a hand to fellow new entrant Move the World, which possibly has a lot of packing to do. Meanwhile, Oxford Cloud Tutors turns out not to be there to educate the cumulonimbus hanging over the dreaming spires but to provide educational materials for young people.

Charities leaving the register this month include: the intriguingly named Clock Close (is that as in a street name or as in shut?), which was set up to support the Church of England in Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire; Cycle Coaching South West, which was surely fed up of teaching inanimate objects; and Jumping Through Hoops, which obviously had enough of having to do so. A word must go to the departing Torbay Tapes, which sounds like the makings of a Devon-based political scandal but in fact provided tape recorders to disabled people.

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