A survey of street fundraisers – “chuggers” – has found that people giving to them should consider giving directly to their chosen charity’s web-site instead.

Intelligent Giving found:

o That all the 50 chuggers they interviewed were being paid – usually around £8.50 per hour – either by the charity (28%) or by for – profit fundraising companies.

o Only 8% complied with the law in stating that they were paid, the basis of the payment and the amount of the payment, without being asked.

o 24% of chuggers did not have a clear idea of what the charity they were collecting for actually did.

o 30% of chuggers would not leave researchers alone when asked.

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