We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Tim Green via Flickr/Creative Commons

Poll: Do charity ‘chuggers’ bother you?

As the UK levels strict regulations on charity street fundraisers, we ask: How do you feel about so-called ‘chuggers’?

THE ACTIVITIES OF  ’chuggers’ – charity street fundraisers – have been targeted by new legislation in the UK.

The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association has updated its list of rules to include a ‘points system’ for making sure these fundraisers adhere to strict guidelines on how they conduct themselves on the street. As this video from the BBC shows, the tactics of some of the ‘chuggers’ in approaching members of the public seems to be a bone of contention.

There are no plans to restrict the activities of charity street fundraisers here.

How do you feel about these fundraisers? Do they bother you?

Poll Results:

C - Yes, they really bother me (2662)
D - I haven't encountered them (1555)
B - Slightly, but I don't really mind (645)
A - No, they don't bother me (142)

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.