I don’t think we as a society should be so paternal to say that, well: “This group is smart enough to make these decisions – but this group, you know, we should keep them out,” because you’re not just protecting them from risk, you’re eliminating their participation in the gains.
However, charity shops are better prepared this time, Mr Osterley said. Take for example Stockport hospice charity, Beechwood Cancer Care. There's been a queue of customers at its Heald Green precinct. But it is only open to shoppers, not droppers, this week.