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TO THB EDITOR. Sir, —May I as one who has taken a small part in helping and assisting to collect funds for the unfortunate but gallant little Belgians (who sacrificed their very all so that England and France might prepare for the " roadhog of Europe") be permitted to say a word on behalf of the Otago children who have responded in a truly magnificent way to an appeal made to them by the Overseas Club to give their mite to the Belgian children. They have come forward and worked energetically and loyally in so very many different ways. As one instance of their extreme unselfishness in this great cause, I would like to sny that on the day wo were collecting at the Show I approached a rather prosperous-looking man to whom I made an appeal, just to give me a start. He politely but firmly refused, saying ho had already contributed to another fund. Two small schoolboys hearing my appeal and the response came forward and said : " Hero, miss, I'll givo yon a start," each putting a penny into my box. I was greatly struck by this spontaneous act, and felt proud of thorn and tho country which had bred them, and worthy of the highest traditions of the Empire, whose motto justifiably ~is " Freedom, Liberty, and Honor." The total amount to date given by school children is £135, of which £BO has already been cabled to Belgium: the balance will be sent this week. There aro yet many results to come from the schools. To the teaching staffs of the various schools, who (apart from their own contributions) furthered the cause by interesting themselves in tho children's efforts, added to the staff, 1 should bo glad to couple the name of Mrs C. •Speight, who undertook a good deal of collecting and working for some of the City schools. To one and all wo offer our grateful thanks, and with tho sincere wish that the incoming year will bring peace to the Empire, to "which wo have the glory to bolong.—l am, etc... Overseas Club. December 15.

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THE CHILDREN'S PART., Issue 15677, 16 December 1914

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THE CHILDREN'S PART. Issue 15677, 16 December 1914

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