It’s time you started being nice to ‘chuggers’ and treating them with respect, says chugger

Charity fundraisers in Newcastle have been given designated spaces where they can operate (Picture: NCJM)

Newcastle has introduced a series of strict rules that restrict the work of charity fundraisers, dubbed ‘chuggers’ (short for charity muggers).

Most people have seen this as a victory for shoppers, who are fed up with what they say amounts to harassment, condemning them as among the most irritating aspects of modern life.

MORE: Chuggers won’t be allowed to move out of these boxes to harass people anymore

Many complain it is like running the gauntlet out on the high street as they try to avoid being spoken to by fundraisers over and over again.

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