At last I can agree wholeheartedly with EB Warris. I always read his/hers letters, sometimes I agree and sometimes I disagree but because he/she is usually writing something trivial, I smile but don’t feel it worth a response.
The latest letter regarding beggars is worth a response. A lot of the young people he describes are physically fit (and they are usually young people). It’s a disgrace that they sit on their backside trying to make people feel guilty enough to give them money .
The city council, the police and all the major charities have said do not give to beggars or street drinkers, as it doesn’t do them or us any good. If you do have any “spare change” give it to a charity that you agree with .
Never feel obliged to give to charity if it is going to cause yourself hardship .
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