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Give generously; LETTERS.

SIR - I am asking your readers to urgently visit their local Age Concern and Help the Aged charity shops and give generously to stop them losing crucial funds because of the recent cold snap.

The charity relies on generous donations from the public to stock their shops and fund their vital work, but due to bad weather charity collection vans have been unable to pick up donations.

Age Concern and Help the Aged estimates that over the last two weeks the charity has lost around pounds 500,000 and with the weather worsening across much of the country that number could get far higher.

The money raised from selling donations is used to improve the lives of older people in many ways, from running lunch clubs and offering benefits advice to lobbying Government. Donations to your local shop as soon as possible will help the charity continue its fantastic work - good quality clothing, accessories, books and CDs will be warmly welcomed.

FIONA PHILLIPS Journalist and Age Concern and Help the Aged ambassador
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jan 14, 2010
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