Letter: McCarthy cash went to charity

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.

HALLEY COHEN

Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture

London NW5

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