A typical doorstep conversation goes something like this:
” Good evening, I’ve come to collect your Christian Aid envelope”
“I think I must have lost it ” (looks around for it rather vaguely)
“I do have spares, if you’d like to make a donation”
“No, I’m OK thanks”
And that’s just it, isn’t it. We are OK. Pity the same isn’t true for everyone.
One lady handed me an envelope full- to -bursting with coppers. She had been saving them up all year so that she could give them to me today! This is what keeps me coming back to do this year after year.