Letter: McCarthy cash went to charity

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McCarthy cash went to charity

Sir: Jo Brand questioned whether John McCarthy "cheapened his experiences for the sake of some cash" when he did an advert for One-to-One cellular phones ("Jo Brand's Week", 4 January).

As someone who was active herself in the campaign against the Asylum Act, she will be interested to know that he is a dedicated patron of the Medical Foundation, a charity that helps survivors of torture. The majority are asylum-seekers.

He donated the entire proceeds (pounds 80,000) to the foundation to help clients hit by the withdrawal of benefits.


Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture

London NW5