Sir; If anyone knows of any sales representative, ex representative, manufacturer's agent or the widow of one who is in genuine need of financial assistance, they should contact our secretary Mrs Gill Tate on 0191 284 9100. They could be retired people, disabled or infirm, redundant or younger people who have hit hard times. They must have been employed for a minimum of five years as a representative selling to the trade for resale. We can only identify needy people with reported cases. There are some critical cases, some desperate, so we need to know of them. Colin Sayles The Commercial Travellers' Benevolent Institution {{LETTERS }}