I'm going to let the software R&D theme rest in peace.
You mentioned charity so I will pick on that instead. I was recently working with the UK team on a global talent and contract staffing application-platform proposition and my colleague Chris Taplin mentioned he is running the london marathon this weekend. He is raising money for A bone marrow transplant charity. Instead of that lunch you were going to buy me check out his link and sponsor him as he runs 42 and a bit kms for a worthwhile cause !-)
Great to see charities using the web to reach more donors and reduce SGA (innovation again)