Target: Sir Paul McCartney
Goal: Thank Sir Paul McCartney for his decision to donate a prized boat for charity
Former ‘Beatle’ Sir Paul McCartney has decided to sell a prized fishing vessel and donate the proceeds to charity. The boat, named ‘Barnaby Rudge’ after a Charles Dickens character, is to be sold for approximately $90,000. It seems to have been a difficult choice for the music icon, who has admitted that the boat holds precious memories of days spent with his wife Linda before she died of cancer in 1993. Sir Paul McCartney should be celebrated for his decision.
The proceeds of the sale will go directly to the British charity Oxfam. Oxfam is dedicated to ‘creating lasting solutions to the injustice of poverty’ and will put the money towards this goal. Sir Paul McCartney has a long history of supporting charitable organizations such as PETA, and Adopt-A-Minefield. He has also played numerous benefit concerts for charitable organizations, raising millions of dollars.
Sir Paul McCartney’s decision to sell ‘Barnaby Rudge’ is an uncommon gesture. Despite it’s emotional value, he recognizes that the money given to charity will have much greater value to those who cannot currently support themselves. Sign this petition and thank Sir Paul McCartney for his selfless action.
Dear Sir Paul McCartney,
Your recent decision to sell your vessel, ‘Barnaby Rudge’ and donate the proceeds to charity is an inspiring choice. I thank you for setting a positive example for others in your position to do the same. I understand that the boat has significant emotional value to you and your family and I cannot understand the pain this decision must have caused you. I am sure that your donation will be tremendously appreciated.
In addition, choosing such a venerable organization such as Oxfam to distribute the money is a wise choice. Oxfam has long been a respected member of the international community and will put the funds raised from ‘Barnaby Rudge’ to good use. I thank you again for your decision.
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