From Mrs Elizabeth Murphy Sir, This charity was set up and funded by practising Christians in 1994, has ethically coherent policies, and most of its scores of volunteers are chapeland churchgoers.
Your issue of June 4, 1999 may damage the work of similar Age Concern groups throughout the UK.
Age Concern groups are independent autonomous charities which actually give practical help to the aged. (Help the Aged is mainly a funder, not a service provider, with whom we work closely.) We do not bracket The Catholic Herald with the tabloid press, or the Inquisition, but some of our RC volunteers have already done so.
Our philosophy is that people should be allowed to die with dignity and to work to this end. We campaign for better palliative care, and recently wrote to the Cardinal, Archbishop and other prominent Catholics about setting up a county hospice.
You do have a professional and moral duty to redress some of the harm you may, unwittingly, have done to local Age Concern Groups.