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Letter: Charity shops taking a gamble

Charity gamble
Charity gamble

I was recently mooching in a well-known national charity shop and overheard the assistant asking a woman if she would like to buy a Lottery ticket.

The woman declined saying that she didn’t come into charity shops to waste money, buy to find bargains.

Surely in these debt-ridden days charity shop bosses would be the last people to try to get the last penny out of customers, particularly on a game of chance?

Some people would buy tickets to help the charity but some unfortunately would buy to gamble because they can’t help themselves. Having seen first hand the destruction to family and friends that gambling addiction can cause, I would hope that charities would be more responsible.

D Yates

West Vale, Filey