"Let's stop being seduced by government contracts unless backed by proof that the voluntary sector can do better."

Paul Street chief executive Diabetes UK, p14 this issue

"Basically, I'm a whore. I go around the world using my celebrity, saying to people 'cough up', and if that means I'm a whore, then I like being a whore."

Elton John on his charity work

"Making your pile has now swept aside social contribution and every other social value as the ultimate measure of success."

Reader's letter to The Guardian on the death of the Queen Mother.

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