PASC Committee January 2011.
Talking to the Marie Currie Chief Executive.
Q108 Paul Flynn: Why don’t chuggers approach people over 40?
Thomas Hughes-Hallett: I think that they take the view-this is with absolutely no disrespect to the point you’ve made, which is exactly the one that my trustees make to me all the time-that this is a disgraceful form of fundraising. Actually, I have to tell you, that financially it is almost the most efficient in terms the funds that can be raised.
Paul Flynn: So it is only the foolish under-40s?
Thomas Hughes-Hallett: Only the foolish under-40s fall for it.
Q109 Chair: You mean that for those who pay commission, it’s actually a very efficient way of raising money?
Thomas Hughes-Hallett: No. For those charities that don’t give their chuggers commission, which we don’t, it becomes the most efficient form of fundraising.