“Sweets For Life” – How Oxymoronic!

It’s such a shame that such a worthy cause (Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital) uses such an inappropriate technique to raise money: selling unhealthy sweets to kids.

Apart from the well documented negative health issues of sweets that are high in sugar, glucose syrup and E numbers, I also found hydrogenated vegetable oil (a source of cancer inducing trans fats) and palm oil (at least they admitted it) which is the cause a massive environmental damage across the world. Palm oil is becoming a bigger and bigger issue at the moment.

IMO as a children’s charity, Great Ormond Street Hospital should seriously re-evaluate their fund raising strategy to one that promotes health not disease in kids, and one that is more environmently reasponsible.

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  • Anonymous 25 May 2010, 6:25 pm

    Sweets for Life and GOSCH specifically do not target these sweets at children.

  • Colin McNulty 25 May 2010, 9:51 pm

    Only in the small print… which clearly every 9 year old reads before seeing a box of sweets and a crying child logo and asking Dad (me!) for sweets for charity. Oh no, wait, they don’t read the small print, silly me.

    I’m sure you can imagine the look on her face when I said: “Sorry honey, sweets from the children’s hospital aren’t for children!”

    Sorry, but it’s bad, bad, bad, however you look at it.

  • John Cusick 12 January 2017, 11:17 am

    we get the sweets at work
    the quality is appalling and most are using the cheapest of ingrediants. the chocolate is the cheap powdery fake sort, the fudge is vile and tastes like mould

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