Apologies for not spotting your joke, very funny. I guess I missed the PFRA’s comment.
You must remember though that street fundraising is used as a source of recruiting new supporters, not gaining further donations from existing ones. Yes there are cheaper ways of fundraising, but supporters will not give forever and those that are lost need to be replaced with new supporters, otherwise those remaining will have even more demand for their support, which is unsustainable.
Yes, in an ideal world there isn’t a charity that would forgoe the expense of recruitment just to hang on to what they have already. But we don’t live in that world sadly.