Letter: Diana: memorial ideas, grief without tears, media manipulation

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Sir: In response to the debate about how to spend the money now accumulating in a fund in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, may I make a suggestion for a charity that could really make a difference to thousands of children and their families.

What more fitting memorial could there be to the memory of Diana than to establish a nationwide network of counselling provision for children suffering bereavement at the loss of a parent through death or divorce.

We are all painfully aware of the Princess's own sufferings from an early age, and much anxiety has been publicly aired about the emotional burdens her two sons are carrying as a consequence of their parents' turmoil and now their mother's death. The growth of such a counselling service could help alleviate much misery for an ever increasing number of youngsters throughout our society.

S V CHESTERMAN

Ambergate, Derbyshire

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