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OVERSEAS CLUB, Issue 15632, 24 October 1914
The receiving of donations at th© club’s depot in the New’ Zealand Express Company’s Buildings still continues, and some splendid donations have been received during tho past few days. Amongst the donations are some heavy winter coats, which will be very much appreciated by •the recipients in Britain and Belgium. The appeal© for Red Gross Day are being well responded to, and the consignment of Red Cross articles is likely to bo a heavy
one. Tbs following additional contributions are . gratefully acknowledged“Trammic,” 2s; the Misses Cooper (per Miss Lawrence), three large collections clothing; “A Friend,” Bed Cross and clothing; Mrs H. Mitchell, now flannelette and for Bed Cross; Q. 8., Mrs Woods (City Hotel), Gracie Peart, Arthur J. Murray, Mies Grater, Mrs Park, Miss B. (sweets), Mrs Hitchcock (per Miss Lawrence), new pillow-cases and hand-knitted socks; Mrs Carey (foodstuff); the girls of the packing room, Roslyn Mills (per Miss Shannon), £1 6s; Mns Campbell, 2s; Mrs W. Shaw, 20b ; Mrs Adess, children’s new clothing; Mrs A. J. Crawford (Smith •■■treet), Mrs H. M. Ewing (Musselburgh), large quantity of clothing; Mrs A. 0. M‘Geo%e, Mrs W. 0. MacGregor, and Mrs Jas. Palmer (Ravensbourne). CAVERSHAM BRANCH. The ladies at Oaversham are meeting with good success in their endeavor to assist the British and Belgian relief fund, and acknowledge the following donations: —Miss M'Pherson, Mrs T, R. Fisher (fourth donation), Miss M. Smith, Mrs Chalmers (St. Clair), 10s, and a quantity of new flannel; Mrs Hornby (second donation) ; Molly and Ruby Andrews, toys and books; Mrs F. P. Stephenson, furs and clothing; Mrs S. Patterson, “Anon. 2,” Miss McCarthy, Mrs and Miss Wethey. This branch continues to do good work, and workers are being well supported in their efforts. The following additional donations are gratefully acknowledged■ Miss Harrison, Mrs Esquilant (clothing and new flannelette). Mrs Critchfield, Mrs W. D. M'Curdy, hliss Brodxick (third donation), Mrs Johnstone, Mrs Hornby, Mrs Pepper, “A Friend,” Mrs Langley Pope, and “Anonymous.” NATIONAL RESERVE. At the Garrison Hall, Port Chalmers, the attendance at the weekly parade was exceptionally numerous, both officers and men turning out almost a full muster. Captain Kncwstubb was in charge. A very interesting course of rifle instruction was given by Lieutenant Montgomery. BABY DAY AT MORNINGTON. Baby day at Mornington Council Chambers was a great success. Goods of all kinds kept coming in from 10 until 5 o’clock, and all were in splendid condition. Most of the babies’ clothes were new and woollen goods. Twenty-seven large parcels were made, ready to be sent to the Early Settlers’ Hall, and a.s many more are waiting to be sorted out and packed. The following have sent goods : —Mr and Mrs J. MTnnes, Mesdames Aikman, Currie, O’Shea,' Nicolson, Patton, Urnlbers, Jones, Chambers, I. W. Hunter, Frapwell, M’Donald, Fairbairn, jun., Litolff, Tombs, Henderson, Walsh, Hensley, Provo, Nimmo, Guthrie, Bagrie, G. Lamb, Tennet, J. Russell, Binnie, Haymes, Geerin, Growden, Richards, H. Williams, Dickson, Brewer, Greenslade, C. H. Statham, Bolt, Ford, Monaon, S. S. Martin, Milburn, M'Kenzie, T. Burton, Collett, Rice, Wilson, Misses Campbell (2), Rattray (2), Mollison, Gallaway, and King. Christmas boxes for the Belgians have been sent by Mrs Monson, Miss ■Monson, Master Paterson, and little Keetley and Harry Litolff, and money by Mrs Aikman (10s for babies), Mesdames Ford (10s) and Currie (5s for the Belgian relief fund). A number of parcels have also been received from anonymous donors. LADY LIVERPOOL’S FUND. The sum of £2B 4s 7d lias been sent to the Countess of Liverpool from the ladies of Maori Hill, and this sura has, we understand. been forwarded by the Countess to the High Commissioner to provide socks and woven belts for New Zealanders volunteering at Home. The above represents the balance of the amount collected by the ladies of Maori Hill, Leith Valley, and Woodhaugh, a considerable portion of the sum so collected being spent for the purchase of belts, socks, Balaclava caps, and general comforts, which were sent to the Early Settlers’ Hall to be distributed to the members of the local Expeditionary Force. The Mayoress of Maori Hill (Mrs Clark) tenders her most grateful thanks to all the kind helpers of Maori Hill, Leith Valley, and Woodhaugh for the valuable and willing assistance given to her in connection with this matter. GENERAL. “ Roslyn” sends us 2s 6d for the British and Belgian fund. We have received for the British and Belgian fund 18s 4d, being one-quarter of a day's pay from 17 girls who worked last Wednesday afternoon. Mirams Brothers send ns £2 2s in aid of the Belgian fund. A number of the ladies of Lawrence (writes our correspondent) arc doing their fair share towards assisting the British and Belgian relief fund, and on Thursday afternoon they forwarded by rail to the Dunedin headquarters eight large cases of all kinds of wearing apparel, etc. Without an exception all the articles are in good order and condition, and should be of great service to those for whom they are intended in those far-off lands where there is so much misery and distress, Among the ladies most active in this good work arc Mesdames Stokes (chairwoman), Craig, Sinclair, Hart, Barton, Robertson, Will. Brooks. MTntosh. and M‘Lea.n, assisted by Misses F. M'Kinlay, Arthur, Stenhouse, Pickett, and Darton. The ladies will continue to jneet from time to time to receive further donations of wearing apparel, etc., and attend to the packing. So far, in response to Earl Kitchener’s appeal for socks for the troops, 120 pairs have been donated.
OVERSEAS CLUB, Issue 15632, 24 October 1914
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