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Should an actress be criticised for donating money to a charity that helps families of convicts?

Posted by Duncan Barkes on February 20, 2013 at 04:23AM

Coronation Street actress, Catherine Tyldesley has come under attack for donating her £10,000 prize from All Star Family Fortunes to a charity for prisoners' families - but why is she wrong to do so? Or is this a worthwhile cause?
Hello, Duncan here. 

On Wednesday’s programme I asked you if you thought progress had been made on race issues. It’s after the mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence said that white minority groups are suffering a form of racism in Britain that’s rarely even spoken about. Doreen Lawrence will issue a warning this week that, despite progress on race and equality in the 20 years since her son’s killing, British society appears to be going “backwards”.

Later in the programme we turned to Coronation Street and how star Catherine Tyldesley who plays barmaid Eva Pric  has come under attack for donating her £10,000 prize from All Star Family Fortunes to a charity for prisoners' families. The 29 year oldand her family beat Loose Women presenter Andrea McLean and her relatives to win the money on the show, broadcast on Sunday evening. But some viewers on the social networking site criticised Miss Tyldesley's choice of charity - Out There, in Manchester.  I asked you the question Why is she wrong to donate to prisoners' families?

And also, Tesco has asked police to investigate claims that dozens of its customers' Clubcard accounts may have fallen victim to an online fraud. The supermarket said it was also conducting an internal investigation into "a small number of incidents" where Clubcard vouchers are alleged to have been stolen from internet-operated accounts.  I asked you which supermarket do you rate, and why?

That’s all from me for now, I’ll be back on Thursday at 1am.  And if you missed today’s show, you can always download my podcast.

Thank you,