By Adrian Harvey Let’s face it the role of charities is curiously more relevant now than perhaps it has ever been. The National Lottery is a charity and I’m not sure our sporting heroes would be quite so heroically good if they had to work 40 hours a week AND train. Not to mention the thousands of charities pouring billions of pounds every year into causes that resonate with many of us. Did you know Royal National Lifeboat Institution is 100% funded by charitable donations? Many firms choose to select a single charity to support and stick with that.