Charities ask too

Charities ask too

Charities ask too

First published in Letters by

APPARENTLY there is a drive on at the moment to clear the streets of rough sleepers under the pretext that they are “professional beggars”.

I recently had an accredited representative of a well-known voluntary organisation come to my front door at 8pm asking for money.

I doubt there is a legal difference between the two but harassment by a charity seems to escape the notice of the authorities.

G Martin, The Groves, York.

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4:24pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Thecynic says...

I quite agree! You can't sit and watch your TV without being bombarded by these adverts for charities. Take a walk around York, you get charity representatives thrusting their leaflets at you every few hundred yards. And like you, we also have had them knocking on the door in the evening so you can't even get a bit of peace and quiet from them at home!

It's got to the point of late that I am so irritated with them, that unfortunately I am quite sharp and rude with them sometimes. If I wish to give to a particular charity, (which I do.) Then I will go out of my way to give to them, but I will not give to these 'charity beggars' who seem to appear out of the woodwork every few feet.
I quite agree! You can't sit and watch your TV without being bombarded by these adverts for charities. Take a walk around York, you get charity representatives thrusting their leaflets at you every few hundred yards. And like you, we also have had them knocking on the door in the evening so you can't even get a bit of peace and quiet from them at home! It's got to the point of late that I am so irritated with them, that unfortunately I am quite sharp and rude with them sometimes. If I wish to give to a particular charity, (which I do.) Then I will go out of my way to give to them, but I will not give to these 'charity beggars' who seem to appear out of the woodwork every few feet. Thecynic
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10:26am Tue 12 Aug 14

gwen4me says...

Life is hard in York, and the idea of being pestered for money on behalfvof the undeserving poor is repugnant to most people. I usually spurn these people and I'm afraid sometimes physically attack them.
Life is hard in York, and the idea of being pestered for money on behalfvof the undeserving poor is repugnant to most people. I usually spurn these people and I'm afraid sometimes physically attack them. gwen4me
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