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The Mayoress of Christchurch (Mrs J. Holland), has forwarded rbe follow ing appeal for sockg to Mrs Q Armstrong (Mayoress of Akaroa) The Mayoress points out that this district so far baa provided nothing towards tbe sook fund, and she wishes that any lady who bas socks to forward will send them to her so that fihe may despatch them. She will also receive money to purchase socks as Mrs Holland suggests, a* tbe time for the despatching of parcels from tbis district ia limited.. Anyone in tbe district who has socks or money to purchase them, will kindly communicate jtvitb the Mayoress.

Following is Mrs Holland's letter : " By an oversight you were missed out when I sent out circulars to the different centres in Canterbury asking what assistance each town and dig triot in Canterbury could give by way Of providing tbe 7000 pairs of socks aslfed for by Her Excellency, Lady Liverpool, for shipment to tbe front early in June. As you will remember Lady Liverpool asks New Zealand to send two extra pairs of socks to every soldier who bas gone viz 28,000 pairs Canterbury's share ia, therefore, 7000 pairs. We are packing now at our depot, and should be delighted, if Akaroa and districts would assist us to their utmost ability. As tbe time is very short could you collect subscriptions and I can buy socks wholesale on very favourable terms. One little country district sent me £47 collected in two days. I am sura tbis will appeal to your townsfolk. Wool is very bard to get just now and very expensive, but, of course, band knitted socks wear longer than bought ones. I shall be delighted to have a favourable reply from you by return. We have still 4000 pairs to get by June Ist."

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SOCKS URGENTLY REQUIRED., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3461, 25 May 1915

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SOCKS URGENTLY REQUIRED. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3461, 25 May 1915

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