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LITTLE AKALOA.

A bazaav held on August 27th brought in tha sum of £30 53 after all expenses had been paid. Considering tbe abolishment of a number of raffles and the rather poor attendance, it ia indeed very good, Every eighteen months or more a bazaar is held, and has always b9en known as tbe Minis tering Children's League B>izaar, but now it is to be called the Little Akaloa Sewing Guild. A good sum of money has always bean raised at these bazaars, and has goneio augment the various funds connected with the church, but this year the yearly sum of £8 was saved for the New Brighton Children's Cottage and the rest divided as equally as possible between tbe patriotic funds, viz, Hospital Ship, Rbd Cross, and Patriotic Fund. The St. Saviour's Home also' was not for gotten. The ladies of this guild have, arranged to meet every Thursday, one week sewing for the bazaar and the next making up articles for the bandage branch Mrs Aitchinson will still carry on her work of making up garments for the Red Cross, and the Akaloa Guild will collect old linen and material for bandages and cloths that are so very much needed in the mili tary hospitals. In this way Little Akaloa and Chorlton hope to keep to gether a flourishing branch of the Christchurch Red Cross, and every woman in the district will be called upon to do her "little bit" in this great war. Most of the members.of the Akaloa Guild belong to tbe Lyttelton Seamen's Institute, and other years have sent forward Christmas ditty bags for the sailors, as well as gifts iv kind for the Bailors" Christ mas Tea. This year some twenty five bags were forwarded for distribution among our sailors on the Philomel, Psycho and Pyramus, and an effort is lo ba made to forward the usual gifts for the Xmas Tea,

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LITTLE AKALOA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3502, 7 December 1915

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LITTLE AKALOA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3502, 7 December 1915

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