On 4 Sep 2009 at 12:21am Piggles wrote:
Every time I walk down the Cliffe in the day I am accosted by them. What do I say when they ask 'Do you support the environment?' Today I said 'No' then 'Uhh' I gotta go. As they are in the practice of asking unprovoked and unwanted ethical questions, would it be wrong to ask 'Do you support pubic hair trimming'???
On 4 Sep 2009 at 8:12am Prick Stein wrote:
I'm in favour of pubic hair trimming but couldn't care about the environment!
On 4 Sep 2009 at 8:42am Dave wrote:
You could always say
Do You support 3 children ?
No well I do so F*** off as I have to get to work to afford to feed my kids
On 4 Sep 2009 at 9:27am No Pot Pourri wrote:
They are known as 'chuggers' (charity muggers). Ignore them and they may go away.
On 4 Sep 2009 at 9:42am Cheggars wrote:
I say, "I am sorry, but I do not donate to charities who raise money using this method"
This is because they are a business being paid, to raise money without any specialist knowledge about whichever issue they are collecting for that week. And as the head of Oxfam admitted on the radio last week, they do not use chuggers because they are not effective at gaining the long term donating from young people that is supposed to be their speciality.
I once saw them trying to get a well known group of troubled young people hanging outside the off licence (that used to be in the precinct) to sign up to donate to a youth care charity.
Cut out the middle man, and just donate to a charity of your choice, and add a bit more if you can, because times are tough for them at the moment. especially the smaller charities.
On 4 Sep 2009 at 10:38am Sam Spam wrote:
there was a bunch of Chuggers returning to London on the train a few weeks ago and the attitude/language/annoyance value of them was unbelievable!..
Not only did they have identification tee shirts on (which must have done wonders for the charity involved) but they were drinking and playing cards all journey while shouting down their mobiles to other "mates" about where they were meeting up and how many people they had signed up that day. We moved carriages 'cos they were sooooo loud and annoying!
On 4 Sep 2009 at 10:43am Ed Can Do wrote:
Chugging is banned in Brighton now but that might just be a city-wide by-law. If I'm in a hurry I just ignore them and if they try to stand in front of me, just walk through them as if you can't see them. If I'm not busy, I'll engage them in conversation, ask lots of silly questions about their charity and generally try to wind them up. When they ask what you do for a living, make something up depending on what charity they're representing. If it's Amnesty, tell them you're an international arms dealer, Save the Children, you work overseeing factories in the far east for Nike, Greenpeace, you work on the Norwegian Whaling fleet and so on. That soon shuts them up.
I have nothing against giving to charity but like Cheggers says, I do it direct, cutting out the middle man.
On 4 Sep 2009 at 11:54am Gullible wrote:
Oh no, I always thought chuggers are members of a charity giving up their free time to selfless collect a few bucks for the cause they believe in.. is it really true that these are collection companies working for multiple causes? How come I'm the only one in the dark?
On 4 Sep 2009 at 11:57am Toque wrote:
Often these people are on commission, so if you want to give to charity do not give via their services. Just tell them that you will set up a direct debit from home.
On 4 Sep 2009 at 1:05pm Commuter wrote:
We always say that we are visiting from another country - that always does the trick!
On 4 Sep 2009 at 7:58pm Pearlie wrote:
May suprise you to know even some tin rattlers are on commision.
They advertise up North for chuggers- it's sold as a great job where you make loads of commision, get accom supplied, travel about a bit, and generally have a great social life with your new find mates.
I used to pay £3 a month to Barnados this way till one day it bounced and I got 35 worth of fees but I guess that was my own fault. I've heard a lot of bad things about large scale charities though I have done voluntary work for Barnados in the past.
I think I'd rather do that, or give to local charities.
On 4 Sep 2009 at 9:46pm Squidward wrote:
I'm ashamed to admit that I got caught out in a weak moment outside Sainsburys in Haywards Heath a few months ago and am now sponsoring the RSPB to the tune of £10 a month, worse still my daughter has put the car sticker they sent me on my rear windscreen! We also receive 'Bird Life' magazine every month on top of all the other crap that lands on my doorstep. I did say 'I already support the NSPCC and Breakthrough Breast Cancer' but they just get to you! F'ing chugger!
On 5 Sep 2009 at 10:32am sashimi wrote:
These people are vermin just like the clampers. I never give to charities who I know use them now. That includes really worthwhile groups like NSPCC. But if that's how they are run, I'm not so sure my money's going to be used properly.
On 6 Sep 2009 at 12:51pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
If chugging is banned in Brighton - why can't we push for it to be banned here?
Who should we contact - Town, District or County Council?
On 7 Sep 2009 at 5:26pm dogfart wrote:
I tell them I give in the charity shops