LETTERS: NABS; NABS helped me when I needed it

If any of your readers has had to live on the dole for a protracted period, they’ll know how hard it is to merely survive. They will have soon found their lifestyle worsening at an ever-increasing rate.

If any of your readers has had to live on the dole for a protracted

period, they’ll know how hard it is to merely survive. They will have

soon found their lifestyle worsening at an ever-increasing rate.



They will have been unable to enjoy any kind of social life, they will

have waited with anguish for the next bill to arrive, heating and phone

calls will have had to be cut to the bone and, very often, with pounds

46 a week to live on, they might well have been down to a single meal a

day.



A plight I know well - I’ve been there. And if it wasn’t for NABS, I may

not have had the strength to meet this crisis.



Currently, NABS is giving financial support to more than 700 people, as

well as counselling them when things become too much. Yet receipts from

fund raising are almost non-existent. In fact, NABS is running at a

heavy deficit.



This is a shameful state of affairs. Remember this: you might be in work

today, but in today’s climate, you could well be redundant tomorrow. And

it’s then that you’ll run to NABS for support.



So why not contribute what you can. Even a couple of pounds will help.

But make it now.



NABS does invaluable work, but if you don’t help, NABS could well go

under. Must we let this happen?



Ragnar Caledon, London SW11



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