But James these lovely charities are untouchable they never do anything wrong. Mislead in their advertising – the NSPCC would never do that (http://tinyurl.com/ne3lyf)! Bothering passers-by is now so central to the fund-raising efforts of many charities – they have to stop Councils defending their residents and visitors. The national charities have become just big businesses – sucking up local contracts that used to go to local charities (look at how much NCH now gets from statutory authorities including councils). Go get ’em!