The Akaroa Mail FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1914. FOOD FOR BRITAIN AND BELGIUM RELIEF FUND.
The appeal to New Zealand people to j subscribe towards a big relief fund fori those who are suffering such great privation in Great Britain and Belgium through the terrible stress of war in Europe has been liberally responded to, and tbe wave of sympathy , for those suffering at Home and in 1 plucky Belgium has resulted in material assistance. Those promoling the fund have been most wholehearted and unselfish in their endeavours, and such liberal response should be gratifying to them. They have not asked tbat our people should make great sacrifices, but that those' who could spare a few shillings for tbe poor should give it to swell the fund. On tbe Peninsula we bave done our duty, both on bebalf of this and other war funds, and we hope by the time tbe canvass is completed our contri bution will be a credit to us. The Aka t'oa Butter Co.'a shareholders and others have contributed individually boxes of butter, which have aggregated to a ton and a quarter of butter,
which represents about £140. The! Peninsula churches have devoted offertories, and the Mayor of Akaroa, who has not yet made a canvass of tbe town, has £10 in hand. Such news items as tbe following show what is being done by Peninsula residents : — A church parade has been arranged for Sunday afternoon next to St. Andrew's Church, Little Biver, leaving the Square at 2.15 p.m. The Territorials, Cadets, Oddfellows, Rifle Clubs, and the various club 3in the district will take part in the parade, the music for which will be provided by the Little Eiyer Brass Band, The offertory is for the benefit of the Poor of Great Britain and Belguim Fund. A large muster is expected A very great deal of clothing -has also been forward* dby Peninsula women. The object of tbe fund is certainly a most worthy one, and we hop 9 that our contribution will be by no mean.? the smallest on the list. A very great deal of clothing has also been for wardrd by the women of the Peninsula