Sir: Giving to charity must be a rare bargain, judging by the accounts of the bountiful Messrs Gentles and Tye (Letters, 27 September, 1 October). At one time, you just got a warm inner glow for your money. Now, apparently, you're entitled to lecture the beneficiaries of your largesse should they plead, Oliver-like, for more. As a bonus, you can write to the press and tell the entire nation of the churlishness with which your alms have been received. Truly, it is better to give ... .