Letter: Seasonal theology

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Many adults do still "experience a feeling of great personal satisfaction from the simple act of being seasonably nice to someone" (letter, 18 December).

In our area a group of volunteers takes over the kitchen of a local school to cook, serve and share a Christmas dinner with about 60 local residents who would otherwise be lonely on Christmas day. Others help to man the homeless shelter, or deliver meals on wheels or carry out countless regular visits in support of the elderly, sick or disabled.

Whatever his needs or skills, I'm quite sure Mr Welch's local volunteer centre would be delighted to hear from him at any time of the year.

Merry Christmas.


Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk