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• The earnestness with which every part of the community on Banks Peninsula shoulders its responsibility u> the repayment of the Belgians fc their gallant efforts to protect Euro from their German invaders sbo. how thoroughly we all recognise wfcit this brave people have sacrificed for practically tbo whole civilised world. There is never a sale, a dance, or a sports gathering, at which some contribution is not made to these suffering people, and it is a splendid testimony of willingness to help. When it is considered that many of these BUiall communities, besides hold ing small sports meetings and gatherings of their bays people, are also giving monthly contributions, it may fairly be Baid they are doing tbeir utmost in a just cause. The humane spirit prevails at all these little gatherings, and any one who happens to be a participator feels»thrill of admiration for their splendid efforts At a gathering of some hundred residents ot Little Akaloa and Ohorlton on Saturday afternoon, £20 pound was raised for

the Belgians, and the good residents brought their produce and provisions and set themselves about their task of raising money as if it were a labour of love Those who took part in the eporte reoeived a nominal priza ho as cot to deplete the funds, and all were united in the same cause. When it is considered that these same people within the Okain's Bay Road "Boar,

district give a monthly contribution tbat will produce £500 a year, and tbe suppliers of the Littla Akalop. factory are giving a balf per cent of eir Out put it will be recognised that .hey are doing their share.

Tha ladiea of Little Akaloa provided an excellent lunch and afternoon tea on Saturday, and the sports gathering which was held was entered into with spirit. Every event- waß well filled, and a pleasant afternoon was ppent. Mr V Craw, as hon secretary, was an energetic worker, wbile Mr Bam Gilbert, and Messers A H Mclntosh, G Craw, aod MoDonald assisted with the sports programme. During tbe afternoon Mr V Craw held an auction sale of produce, and sold cheese, pork, and fruit at very satisfactory prioes. Iα tbe evening a successful dance wa* held.

■ Following were ba results,: — ]CO.?ds Handicap— (First heat) S. Weghorn 3yde 1, H. Bftiley syds 2. (Second 'heat) H Kodger B.vds 1, A Craw sor I. (Final) H Waghcrn 1, H Bailey 2, S Rodger 3. There were ten entries.

Long Jump handicap—A Craw cor, 17ft Sins 1 ; H.Craw 3in. 16ft 6ins 2 ; L Bailey 9in, 16ft 2ins 3. There were nine entries

Cigarette Race -H Craw and Miss Harris 1 C Craw and Miss Marshal! 2. There were thirteen entries.

50yds Handicap—(First heat) O Priest 4yds 1, C Craw sor 2. (Beoond heat) B. scr 1, L Bailey 3yds 2. (Final) L Bailey 1, C Priest 2. There were nine eDtries,

Thread the Needle Race lot Ladies—Miss B Kodgere 1, Miss U Waghorn 2. There were eight entries.

Threading the Needle Eaoa for Men- (Ist heat) H Craw 1, A Craw 2. (2nd heat) H 1. 8 Kodgers 2. (Final) H Craw 1 A Craw 2

150 Yards—B Waghorn sor 1, H Craw and 8 Wa3horn equal 2. There were nine entrieH

Putting the Shot—C. Shuttleworth 12in3 l)7h 6ins. 1; A Craw Gins. 34ft 2. There c fourteen entries. 220 yds Handioap—L Bailey Hyds ], H ■ w sor 2. There were nine entries.

Hop, Step, Jurap—B Woghorn 36.t llin 1, S Gilbert 35Et Bin 2, F. Hunter '65it SJins 3. There were ten entries.

Tng of War. Married v. Single—This re» suited in an easy win for the Single Men's team.

Mile Flac, handioap—L Bailey scr 1, B Craw 10yds 2 There were entries.

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IN AID OF THE BELGIANS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3454, 27 April 1915

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IN AID OF THE BELGIANS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3454, 27 April 1915

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