The British public has risen to the challenge of raising money for the BBC Luvvies in Need appeal, raising £145 each in an endless variety of zany way.
Bob Jones, from Croydon, spent the entire day down the sewer up to his knees in human excrement, in order to raise enough for what he calls his BBC License Fee. Sadly he failed but, undeterred, Bob went back the next day and did another shift to earn the extra funds.
He risks contracting a range of fatal diseases and sewage employees typically die younger than the average worker. But Bob was happy to do it. "It's all for a great cause," said bob. "When I read about Jonathan Ross only having £20 million pounds - plus corporate spin offs - to live on, it near broke my heart."
The BBC Luvvies in Need appeal has a unique way of funding the upper and celebrity classes. It asks everybody to meet an obligation to raise £145. And everyone across Britain, from students to steelworkers, has responded - on the pain of a prison sentence. Some have spent a day down a mine. Others have had the money stopped from their family allowance. Many go to work in a boring job in an office.
The response has been overwhelming. Now BBC Guvernors are awash in an ocean of cash.
Some will inevitably be wasted on news programmes and documentaries. But the majority will go on worthy causes, such as the BBC Trust, a retirement home for ex cabinet ministers who've fallen foul of investigations.
Jacqui Smith, a luvvie who was victim of a hateful mob of investigative journalists, could be one benefactor. "For just £77,000 a year, she could be restored to the life of luxury she has come to expect," said one BBC License Fee Collector, on his way to a council estate where he hoped to raise at least £5000 in fines by targeting single mums.
However, not all fund raising attempts have been successful. One group of students spent a day in a bath full of baked beans, which raised no money at all. "There's no actual value in ruining a huge consignment of food," said a BBC spokesman, "wasting food like that is more suited to Live Aid. We want your cash. And the best way to to that is to go out and spend a day or two at work. Luvvies can never rest unless you work."
Man spends a day at work down the sewer to raise money for BBC Luvvies in Need
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