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Internet fundraising jokes on Radio 4

Howard Lake | 7 November 1999 | News

Internet fundraising was this week the subject of a sketch on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show by Hugh Dennis and Steve Punt. Commenting on how charities have got so sophisticated that they are using the Internet to raise funds, Punt and Dennis presented a sketch featuring a street beggar.

The beggar wouldn’t accept cash, but he would accept direct debits. Indeed, if the passer-by would like to go to his Web site he could donate online…

The Now Show is repeated on Tuesday 9 November at 11pm.


Gift acceptance and due diligence course by Kerry Rock. Background image (filtered yellow) of one hand on the left with thumb down, and on the right a hand with a thumb up.

Is this the first Internet fundraising joke you’ve heard – outside the fundraising profession? Let UK Fundraising know if you’ve come across an earlier example.