April Letters

April Letters

Sir,

What is the world coming to when Saturday night revellers are offended by a charity collector?  When I read that Pat Simmons of the Salvation Army had been told to leave one of the town’s major hotels because guests had complained, I was livid. No one can accuse her of accosting people, like these ‘chuggers’ who prowl the high street. Pat is always incredibly polite and unassuming, never a bother to anyone. If only the same could be said for the uncharitable people who spend copious amounts on booze, yet can’t part with a little spare change for a good cause.

Edward Gleeson, Langton Green

Ed: For some people, charity begins at home…and stays there.

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Sir,
I loved your Twitter interview with Tunwellsdad (March). I’m also a stay-at-home father and it’s good to know there are others out there in similar situations. Many of my friends questioned my decision to give up work and care for my children, but my wife has a very lucrative, successful career and I love to hang out with the kids so it makes sense.

Louis Hargreaves, Southborough

Ed: Sounds like a few play dates are in order!

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Sir,
How disappointing that so many youngsters are being turned away from Girl Guides in Kent due to a shortage of volunteers. We should all be getting involved in our local groups – it’s programmes like Guides that help shape our youth into respectful, well rounded people and let them learn new skills. Come on Tunbridge Wellians – let’s help out!

Carol Denman, Tunbridge Wells

Ed: We brownie promise…

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Sir,
Your March interview with Jodie Kidd really struck a chord with me. I can’t help feeling pleased she has left the harsh world of modelling behind and now has a more down-to-earth life with her husband and son. Using her fame to promote charities and the Swimathon seems a much more worthwhile endeavour than selling clothes. Well done Jodie!
Mary Seymour

By email
Ed: It seems she’s a country girl at heart

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Sir,
Has anyone else really enjoyed keeping up with Prince Harry on his Commonwealth Jubilee tour? It’s been a joy watching the friendly, polite and respectful Royal fly the flag for England and celebrate the Queen’s reign. I think his charming, unpretentious attitude has gone down wonderfully in the other countries and done us proud.

Edna Castle, By email
Ed: He’s still single Edna, if you fancy a Royal title…

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Sir,
Why is it that every Easter I find myself hopelessly addicted to hot cross buns? I don’t feel the need to eat them at any other time of year, yet for the entire duration of April I average about three a day! Help!
William Hestle-Brown

By email
Ed: My body’s a temple, so I have no idea what you’re talking about!