A man who dresses up in a rubber "gimp" fetish suit and walks around towns in Essex to raise money is attempting to challenge stereotypes, he told the BBC.
"When I first starting going out in my suit, someone suggested I could make a charity thing out of it."
He donates a pound to charity every time someone takes a photo with him and posts it to his Facebook page.
However, reaction has been split, with many people being friendly, but others making the assumption he was a "paedophile or pervert".
So far he has raised £375 for Colchester Mind, a mental health charity.
You can donate to his JustGiving page for Colchester Mind here.