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MEETING OF AKAROA LADIES. A well at tended meeting of Akaroa ladies was h eld in the Akaroa Borough Council Chambers on Wednesday afternoon, when the Mayoress (Mrs G, Armatron g) presided. Mrs Armstrong explained that the object of the meeting wa3 to consider, the proposal to send a box of clothing for relief of, the poor in Britain. A number of hadiea bad done some canvassing, an id a fair amount of clothing was promisnd already,

It w/vs decided that the Mayoress write to the Chairman of the Ctnist church Food for Britain Fund Com mittee for particulars. It was resolved, if possible, to send all- the clothing obtained from Akaroa nnd tbe Bays in one box, and to have tbe clothing in by Wednesday, Sep ternber 16. An offer from Mr T. Lawrence to cart the'clothing free of cost to any required place was received with j thanks.

Mrs Williams, of Robinson's Bay, suggested that the people in the Bays could leave parcels of clothing at the various post offices. Mr Pilkington kindly offered to bring all parcels from the various post offices to Akaroa free of charge. It was resolved that all the clothing from the Bays be deposited at Mi s Riches', Lavaud street, or at Mrs Pilkington's, Jolie street. It was pointed out that clothing of all kinds was acceptable. Donors should not consider any worn clothes not suitable, but they will be asked, if possible, to send them in mended., | The following collectors were ap (pointed :—Mrs Bruce, Aylmer's Val- : ley; Mrs PilkiDgton, Jolie street; Mesdames Mottram and A. Rhodes, ] Lavaud street; Mrs Armstrong, Bal guen street; Mrs Cantrell, Lavaud street; Mrs Shepherd, Grehan Valley. The Mayoress pointed out that clothing of all kinds—men's, women's and children—would be acceptable, and said it was hoped that Akaroa aud the Bays would send away a good contribution to help the poor and needy in Great Britain. It was decided to ask Mr Lewitt for permission to pack the clothes in the premises lately occupied by him. Rnd to ask him to help to pack the box. Tbe work of packing was left in tbe hands of Mesdames Armstrong, Pilkington, Riches and L. Haylock.

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FOOD FOR BRITAIN FUND., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4426, 4 September 1914

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FOOD FOR BRITAIN FUND. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4426, 4 September 1914

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