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BELGIAN REFUGEE FOOD FUND.

The chairman of the Ellesmere swan drive sends us the following letters which he has ' "The following correspondence has been from His Excellency, the Belgian Minister at London :- •• 21 St James Street, London S,W. 30th December, 1915. Chairman. Lake Ellesmere Swan Drive, Dear (Sir,—l promised to let you know how we woro getting on with the wonderful gift of swans. Ono consignment has gone to Belgium to a hospital there behind the English lines, another gone to Ireland, another to Cellenham, and a larger quantity to the five hospitals of King Albeit, which are situated in and around London. Theeo These hospitals' are for Belgian soldiers, and as they are under the Belgian Government and belong to the King they are not allowed to appeal in the papers for help, with the rosult, I am afraid, that they do not get the same attention and delicacies as our Eng' lick hospitals' We have had most grateful letters, one of which I pnolose. The Soldiers' Club has also benefited by them as well as our homes and families, and a consignment has gone to the Mayor of Hackney for die--tribution among hie refugees, and yet another to Poplar. We have not yet nearly finished them, but all the down and feather*

are being sent to the Red Cross to be made into p'Uowe for the wounded— they have alrnftdv made some lovely pillows The wings hftye bean cured by R'land Ward, PKOftdilly, and are being sold as eouvfmirs, We have already'disposed of a large number. Boland Ward also β-skeci us if we would let him have one to stuff and another naturalist applied for one for the same purpose. We let them have one each, as we thought it would be a good advertisement for New Zealand. I enolose a cutting from the "Sphere" and also one we had put in tbe "Daily Telegraph," asking for workers to help with the pluoking: With again many grateful thanks and best wishes for "the New Year.—Yours very truly,

CONSTANCE H. HOLMES, Hon. Seoretary,

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BELGIAN REFUGEE FOOD FUND., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3523, 18 February 1916

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BELGIAN REFUGEE FOOD FUND. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3523, 18 February 1916

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