A collector writes

A collector writes

A collector writes

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REGARDING the letter from Mr S Atkinson on the subject of the Gag Mag sellers and the woman with her charity collection in competition with them in St Helen’s Square, I believe I am the collector with whom Mr Atkinson spoke.

I fully agree that it is somewhat unfair that these street sellers can approach people to sell their wares for profit, and have no licence, but charity collectors, who are there for the benefit of people, need a licence and cannot approach prospective donors .

Your comments were much appreciated, but I would just like to point out that I was not collecting for Macmillan but for Marie Curie Cancer Care, another very worthy cause.

Mrs M Hildred, Huntington Road, York.

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8:46am Thu 13 Mar 14

old_geezer says...

What happened to the Del-Boy-picking-up-s
uitcase-and-scarperi
ng scenario - do police now ever bother asking to see hawkers' licences?
What happened to the Del-Boy-picking-up-s uitcase-and-scarperi ng scenario - do police now ever bother asking to see hawkers' licences? old_geezer
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10:03am Thu 13 Mar 14

oscarz says...

Hi Mr's Hildred,

I saw you with your very smart sash trying your very best to raise much needed funds for Marie Curie Cancer Appeal and I also saw 4-5 men trying their hardest to raise money for themselves. These people are allowded to walk up to people and by all accounts it must be also allowed for them to touch passers by(like this clown in drag does on numerous occasions outside Starbucks everyday) I too raise funds for the RBL and have done in York now for nearly 7 years I know the rules and they are rightly strict in just what you can and cannot do these Gag Mag sellers are oblivious to any rules and are that foccused on the next £3Min that they will tell you anything they think you want to hear.
I do hope Mr's Hildred had a good day despite these men..they stand for everything that is wrong with our country right now..The ME culture!!
I'm alright Jack..and **** all the rest.
Hi Mr's Hildred, I saw you with your very smart sash trying your very best to raise much needed funds for Marie Curie Cancer Appeal and I also saw 4-5 men trying their hardest to raise money for themselves. These people are allowded to walk up to people and by all accounts it must be also allowed for them to touch passers by(like this clown in drag does on numerous occasions outside Starbucks everyday) I too raise funds for the RBL and have done in York now for nearly 7 years I know the rules and they are rightly strict in just what you can and cannot do these Gag Mag sellers are oblivious to any rules and are that foccused on the next £3Min that they will tell you anything they think you want to hear. I do hope Mr's Hildred had a good day despite these men..they stand for everything that is wrong with our country right now..The ME culture!! I'm alright Jack..and **** all the rest. oscarz
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1:17pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

.they stand for everything that is wrong with our country right now..The ME culture!!
I'm alright Jack..and **** all the rest.

I agree but they are but a drop in the ocean compared to the larger and more powerful scammers worldwide.

I would say that something that is far more wrong with our country is the inability of people to hold up their hands, admit they are wrong, and be contrite.
Which is why I thank this letter writer for showing that I was wrong when I said -

I don't doubt they will have spoken with the "poor little charity collector girl"

Obviously they didn't or she would have mentioned it. On that point I hold my hand up.

I still think the original letter was over the top caricaturing.
[quote].they stand for everything that is wrong with our country right now..The ME culture!! I'm alright Jack..and **** all the rest.[/quote] I agree but they are but a drop in the ocean compared to the larger and more powerful scammers worldwide. I would say that something that is far more wrong with our country is the inability of people to hold up their hands, admit they are wrong, and be contrite. Which is why I thank this letter writer for showing that I was wrong when I said - [quote] I don't doubt they will have spoken with the "poor little charity collector girl"[/quote] Obviously they didn't or she would have mentioned it. On that point I hold my hand up. I still think the original letter was over the top caricaturing. Buzzz Light-year
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7:38am Fri 14 Mar 14

oscarz says...

"POOR LITTLE CHARITY COLLECTOR GIRL".....I was wondering if/when you would leave your comments Buzz. Where exactly in the letter does it say "poor little charity collector girl"
Why out of interest do you think the letter was "over the top caricaturing"
I found out something else about our friend in drag yesterday and when the relevant authorities see it then this guy is HISTORY!!
"POOR LITTLE CHARITY COLLECTOR GIRL".....I was wondering if/when you would leave your comments Buzz. Where exactly in the letter does it say "poor little charity collector girl" Why out of interest do you think the letter was "over the top caricaturing" I found out something else about our friend in drag yesterday and when the relevant authorities see it then this guy is HISTORY!! oscarz
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9:02am Fri 14 Mar 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

WHAT chance did the woman collecting for the Macmillan Cancer charity have... when she was up against four or five men


This poor woman stood in the same spot while these men...
[quote]WHAT chance did the woman collecting for the Macmillan Cancer charity have... when she was up against four or five men [/quote] [quote]This poor woman stood in the same spot while these men...[/quote] Buzzz Light-year
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4:15pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Pinza-C55 says...

I know the guy in drag and whilst I am not defending him, there is a simple reason why he doesn't need a license and charity collectors do. It's because charity collectors are collecting for a "good cause" and people are therefore more likely to give money to them simply because they are a charity and are presumably tax exempt.
The "gag mag" sellers are not pretending to be a charity but if they were they would need to be arrested immediately.
There used to be a woman who toured pubs selling badges supposedly for some kind of nebulous "good cause" but I was told she did it simply for herself and had been banned from a few pubs.
By the way I absolutely will not give money to charities with religious links such as the Salvation Army which is basically a far right organisation.
I know the guy in drag and whilst I am not defending him, there is a simple reason why he doesn't need a license and charity collectors do. It's because charity collectors are collecting for a "good cause" and people are therefore more likely to give money to them simply because they are a charity and are presumably tax exempt. The "gag mag" sellers are not pretending to be a charity but if they were they would need to be arrested immediately. There used to be a woman who toured pubs selling badges supposedly for some kind of nebulous "good cause" but I was told she did it simply for herself and had been banned from a few pubs. By the way I absolutely will not give money to charities with religious links such as the Salvation Army which is basically a far right organisation. Pinza-C55
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