From Mr John Freeman
Sir, - Tearfund's proposal that we should be "ordinary heroes"
and give away our incomes above a certain level (News,
1 May) is attractive; but to whom or to what should I give my
To my parish church, which will spend it on fixing the stained
glass? To a major charity, whose director draws a salary of
£100,000-plus? To a street beggar, who has real need, but will buy
beer? To a struggling family, who will become embarrassedly
The best way, I think, to lessen poverty is to increase the rate
of employment; so what I should do is buy a new British-made car;
but that consumes more of earth's resources.
I have not decided what to do.
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Peterborough PE3 9AU