Letters Stop relying on charity

The complexities of charitable giving

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3093 (Published 08 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3093
  1. Simon Kenwright, retired physician1
  1. 1Stowting, Ashford TN25 6BD, UK
  1. SimonKenwright{at}doctors.org.uk

Charitable giving allows people to give to perceived health priorities at home and overseas and is to be encouraged. The emphasis placed on it is one of the more attractive features of major religions. It also helps to foster the idea of a wider community, perhaps one reason why poorer folk are comparatively generous. Does McCartney believe …

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