Friday 17 April 2015 11.28am
Just did a quick Google search based on the comments here and this came up: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/10108289/Doorstep-chugging-complaints-double.html
So it seems there is recourse for anyone who has felt genuinely harassed by these characters - complain to the Fundraising Standards Board.
Worrying, though, that it's third party companies using workers presumably motivated by commission that are doing this work. It figures - the Anthony Nolan rep who knocked on our door objected when I said that I'd look at the charity in greater detail online before deciding whether to donate, saying 'I won't get the credit'.
I just really wonder why charities do this when it's clearly so damaging to their reputation and people's perception of them.