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It appears we have lost a sense of priority says reader

I endorse the comments made in Friday’s issue, to give money to local charities instead.

It appears we have lost a sense of priority in thinking that the upgrading of a theatre comes before the needs of single mothers with children to feed and clothe or those on low income, most of whom cannot afford the price of a seat.

The Star Cinema operates as a private business; therefore if it wishes to upgrade their facilities, despite it being a local atttraction, they should not expect the public to support them when donations are urgently needed for the Lions Food Bank, the Salvation Army or the local fire department, to help with their children’s toy fund at Christmas.

Caroline Whitehead