Charity muggers to be investigated

25 June 2012

chuggersChuggers are scum that get away with it. If anyone else pestered you in the street, you'd tell 'em to sling it. However, these people have guilt-trips in their armoury, so assaulting them seems a bit much. However, these charity peddling swine are going to be investigated for 'poor practice' which is wonderful news!

The Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) are looking at allegations that chuggers have been using confusing tactics and flouting rules.

FRSB will look into Tag Campaigns, whose street fundraisers were reportedly failing to abide by some regulations while raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. The regulator is following up the Torygraph's investigation which 'exposed' the tactics used by charity workers.

Footage given to the FRSB showed team leaders urging chuggers to be persistent while one fundraiser confessed that they got people to stop by 'confusing' them by telling them they'd dropped something. The rules state that chuggers should "never deliberately confuse, mislead or obstruct the public".

One team leader was shown following pedestrians down the street after they'd said they weren't interested. How many of you have suffered that?

Alistair McLean, chief executive of the Fundraising Standards Board, said: "The footage of both training and on-street fundraising that I was shown by The Sunday Telegraph is deeply worrying. Fundraising agencies must maintain the highest standards at all times, protecting and building the brands and reputations of the charity clients they work with. Any breach of these standards can have a weighty impact on trust and confidence in the charity, fundraising technique and, ultimately, donation levels."

15 comments

  • Kevin
    They are a massive pain in the arse. I make it a rule that I don't donate to any charity who uses them. And I tell them as much. In the street to the chugger, then direct to the company, I mean charity as well.
  • Me
    I look them square in the eye and tell them I'm under 18. I dread the day I'm unable to make them believe me.
  • Basket M.
    I gob in their face's. Seems to do the trick.
  • Foot M.
    I gob in their feces
  • Inspector G.
    Chugger is a portmantau of the word charity and mugger eh? They should be more accurately called chunts then?
  • Spandex B.
    I just ignore them like the scum they are.
  • The R.
    I taser them...it always works
  • Mr F.
    I let them touch my tail, but only if they don't have gob in their faces AND feces
  • Sicknote
    I work next to the Red Cross HQ building, it's like the bloody Krypton factor getting out the tube station in the mornings.
  • Hubert C.
    Dude. Y U No use sexy girls with boobies and vaginas. I'd sign anything if it was THRUST at me by a sexy girl. Maybe someones niece.
  • Shooter M.
    Simply tell them that you are an undischarged bankrupt. Once they think you've got no money, you're laughing
  • Dick
    Charity starts at home. So I say that I'd love to give to their charity. Then run off with their clipboard while filling in the details.
  • Greg M.
    I look them straight in the eye and with my best London accent I say "I'm sorry, I don't speak English". They get very confused. In the meantime, I've walked off out of their reach.
  • qwertyuiop
    “never deliberately confuse, mislead or obstruct the public”. Will look forward to every single charity mugger on the planet losing their job then. I go out of my way to avoid them in the street, they go out of their way to either follow me or predict where I'm walking to and cut me off. They even ignore me and try and pressure me further when I tell them I have a bus or train to catch and on 9 out of 10 occasions I'm not lying! Bastards. If I want to donate to charity I can and will do so directly whereas if I get stopped in the street then chances are my donation goes into the pocket of the bastard or bitch who has just accosted me!
  • The a.
    "Me no speak English" always works!

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