Apparently we are not allowed to rattle our 'charity' fundraising tins in public anymore!
Is this because we might catch some horrible social disease ... Unfortunately not, social fundraising interaction doesn't normally go quite that far, or certainly not in Chichester.
Tin rattling is now deemed to be an aggressive sport that puts undue social and financial pressure on passing members of the public. Along with tripping-up passers by, shouting them into submission and generally harassing people into 'giving you all of their life's savings', we fundraisers are reduced to having to just stand around outside supermarkets freezing to death due to a lack of exercise.
If anybody is interested in this hugely exciting pastime, do let me know and I'll send you one of our 'Send a Cow' tins and some begging guidelines - every little helps. Bye.