SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND
Maoriland Worker, Volume 13, Issue 28, 11 July 1923, Page 3
SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND
Cinematograph Lectures to Rile? Money
The Worker has received the leUer from Mi , . J. Purtell, hon.; jseofffary of■ ; 'tjde;: Saye-the- Fund (AucklaQd Committee) with tj& the attention of all' interested be directed to It:—
Denr Sir and. Brother, —The Committee of the Children &iind are arranging a lecture tour with cinematograph exhibition. Mr. E. J. B. Alien, who is si, ''welMtnown worker in the -Labour has by our reauest, given''up his usual employment to undertake this tour "for: -us..
It is at present feeding 300,000 children in Russia ialone, and is responsible fo¥-' maintaining. 1460 feeding kitchens. The: work is so thoroughly organised here that it costs lid. per meal for a child, and for 1/-a child isfedr , and. this covers all costs, food, transport and administration. ' : - : ' ■ - : ■■•■ •■■■■■■
Maxim Gorky estimates that 2,000,-* 000 orphans iii Russia will .require to be fed this winter*:and some 5;000,000 adults, though this fund can only undertake responsibility for children. In the Near East it , is feeding 114,000 children .as well as.: thousands in the Balkan States,; Austria,' France . and England, in all> in 18 different countries. ''.-,;• ■•■■'■■■.•. . . i : ;• • ■
The relief is giv,en ; without distinction of race oj creed. Naturally, Its a result war, as well as natures' disasters; it is .mostly, workers' children "vfcho- are ..suffering, and we ask for your co-operation either on local committee, circulating , qur appeal and.getting attendance at the lectui-e which . will stimulate interest.
On behalf of ;the children.— J. PURTELL, Hon. Secretary.
The Committee consists of the Rev. W. G. Monckton, Vicar, Takapuna. Councillor C.,;H. Furness, and Egerton Gill, Society of, Friends, who is acting as ■ Hoa., Treasurer. Its address is. 4 Trades Hall, Hobson Street, Auckland. • ~
In order to convey, a real sense of the tragedies.of starvation through which the peoples of Europe are now passing, Miv E. J. B. Allen, the lec-r turer. will hare the assistance of 8000 feet of cinematograph films", showing among other things the feeding centres in operation, and the recent burning of : myriia.
To ensure successful gatherings, all churches, philanthropic organisations, Trades Unions, etc., are being communicated with. Those desiring to hear the lecture should communicate at once with, Mr. Purtell stating what they are prepared to do by way of organisation , and giving costs $f halls and bioscope operators.