After Black Friday, picture this: a Golden Friday for charity | Brief letters

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Richard Shone’s opening statement in his letter (Obituaries, 21 November) that “Jeremy Hutchinson … was the last surviving person to have known Virginia Woolf”, is not quite correct. I was a schoolboy when I visited my aunt Virginia and my uncle Leonard (one of my father’s elder brothers) at both Monk’s House and at Tavistock Square, or they visited my family in Buckinghamshire. My recollections of sometimes staying, sometimes just visiting and working at the pre-second world war Hogarth Press were recently published as The Other Boy at the Hogarth Press.
Cecil Woolf
London

• There are mixed reactions to the idea of Black Friday. Why not start a Golden Friday, when everyone makes a donation to a charity shop of money or goods, or carries out a charitable action? Perhaps two weeks after ...