Me and Mrs NoMates donated our tenner this year as we usually do, but then we got to thinking. As we watched Cheryl Cole looking all serious and sad - as she asked the British population to give money for this years appeal, we thought...hang on YOU lot staring out of the telly into my front room have more money in your tea-boat float than we have ever had in our bank account...why the f**k are you asking us Joe "Harry-Skinters" public to top up the charitys coffers? Naturally, we as a nation always do, and I suppose that some of these affluent celebrities put their hands in their pockets as well. They always "offer their services" at gigs/shows etc for free as we are often informed or donate their fee to charity.....that fee comes from us in the first place (again). The frock Ms. Cole was wearing would probably buy half a dozen mini-buses for some kids charity alone. Perhaps the next Children in Need can have some sort of "role reversal" and be introduced by ordinary folk, whilst the celebs sit at home, watching the telly....and they can pick up the phone and pledge say Â£100,000 of their spare change. I'm sure there are loads of anonymous donations....but it would be interesting to know just which minted *A-listers* hand over a few bob when Sir Terry rattles his tin. (A couple of cash-related snippets from the press) During his 40 years in showbusiness, Terry's work ethic has helped him amass a personal fortune worth more than Â£20million. And he tops up his already bulging bank balance with lucrative voiceover work - listen out for his dulcet tones on the Tesco ads. Cheryl has made more than Â£5million as a member of Girls Aloud. And her earning power is soaring. She also now rakes in Â£6million a year, including Â£1.2million from the X Factor, Â£500,000 as French firm L'Oreal's UK celeb and other ad deals with KitKat and Coke Zero. The divorce will mean decisions over who gets their Â£6million home - and pet chihuahuas Buster and Coco.