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The following is a letter to insidetime, from issue September 2011

Charity should begin (and stay) at home

From Pete Law – HMP Full Sutton

In reply to Darel Black-Rose (Star Letter – August issue), I am all for doing my bit to help others, but it makes me sick to see the amount of money our country sends to other countries. We all know what a mess England is in, financially, at the moment, but still this government send millions of pounds of our money to these countries. Whilst at Full Sutton I have seen 3 charity events – one for Help For Heroes, which I fully support, and the other 2 were for Pakistan and Haiti. The latter 2 were natural tragedies, but at the end of the day shit happens. Why should we foot the bill for it? I don’t hear any of these countries sending money, or anything, to England when we lose homes and possessions due to floods.

As for charity events, yeah, crack on, but look closer to home – we have kids starving in this country, families below the breadline, old people freezing to death in winter because they can’t afford to pay for heat, so if you feel the urge to donate to charity just remember what a great man once said ‘Your Country Needs You’!
 



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12/10/2011 sarah lazaro

YES !! I do agree with Mr Law stating that our country does far too much for other countries and i believe CHARITY should " Begin at Home "

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Summary of letters in the Mailbag for September 2011
Take the moral high ground
Cause of the riots? Let’s ask the rioters
Slopping out revisited
Branston not closing down
Horrendous treatment
Secret PSI?
Kosher meals
Backlash for complaining
Historic sex offence cases a travesty of justice
Drop me out!
Duvet rip off
Isolated prisoners will help raise awareness
For shame!
Missing Post
Return of al-Megrahi
Branded with the brush of denial
No confidence in MoJ
40% Deduction from wages a double jeopardy
Tackling canteen price increases
Current page: Charity should begin (and stay) at home
‘Mis-management’ of our prisons
Lie detector tests for all PMIs
HMP encouraging prisoners to break the law
How mean is means testing
Well done, son

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