– Marie Curie’s chief executive Thomas Hughes-Hallett
Many of the UKs largest charities use face-to-face fundraising and it can be extremely effective when it is done well and sensitively by an experienced agency.
Unfortunately, all activity of this kind is being tarred with the word 'chugging - which has become shorthand for aggressive 'in your face' fundraising by people on commission.
I said at the Select Committee hearing that some of the public dont like that sort of fundraising and they see it as disgraceful.
Britain's biggest charities are to hold crisis talks over the future of 'chugging' - and whether it should be scrapped altogether.