Why is it when anything happens abroad, the Government immediately finds thousands of pounds and pop stars hold concerts to raise money? Yet when it comes to our old people, no one wants to know.

How the elderly are treated in this country is a disgrace. Homes and day centres closing - it's about time charity started at home.

Or perhaps they would rather give us a pill at 70 and get rid of us all. Then we wouldn't be any bother to anyone.

-Shirley Reeve, Peacehaven