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CITY CHILDREN ENTERTAINED. It was a happy idea that a Christmas treat should be provided yesterday afternoon for tho children of recipients of charitable aid in tho City. As a result of the members of the Ladies’ Benevolent Advisory Committee adopting the suggestion most, heartily, close on 200 children were male immeasurably happier after having been entertained right royally and presented with a Christmas gift. The Advisory Committee were assisted by the chairman of the Benevolent Committee (Mr W. T. Taiboys) and the lady inspector (Mrs Darroch), and after the children had been photographed —a proceeding which they enjoyed immensely—an adjournment was made to the Hanover Street Baptist School Hall, where a short programme of musical and elocutionary Items was contributed by Mieses Marjorie Stoneham and May Brown and Masters Sydney Swift and Douglas Nolan. This was enthusiastically received. After refreshments had been handed round tho children were admitted into the room containing a heavily-laden Christmas tree and an abundance of toys. Here it was that Father Christmas —who, of course, desires to remain anonymous—and Miss Raweon, attired as a fairy, rendered great assistance Doubtl' ss all who helped in the promotion of tho function felt more than repaid for any trouble. they had taken when they saw the children sent homewards smilingly indicating their great joy at not being forgotten by Father Christmas and his company of helpers. •The function was a complete success, and it is good to think that in a City like ours, where poverty exists in some shape or form, there are those who do not forcct. those who are in need of assistance. Thanks are due to tho following firms for their donations, which were _ highly appreciated : —Me sets Bing, Harris, and Co., Ltd., Messro Laidlaw and Gray. Messrs Whitcombo and Tombs, Ltd., Messrs R. Hudso.i and Co., Messrs Thomson and Go., Ltd., Messrs Sargood, Son, and Ewen, Ltd., Messrs P. Hayman and Co., Messrs Kempt homo, Prosser, and Co., Ltd., Messrs Sharpe Bros., and Mr and Mrs Taiboys. After the children been farewelled, Mr Taiboys entertained a number of ladies, including social workers in the City, the Ladies’ Committee, and the members of the board, at afternoon tea, when suitable acknowledgments of the services rendered by all concerned were made and'responded to.

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CHRISTMAS CHEER, Evening Star, Issue 15684, 24 December 1914

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CHRISTMAS CHEER Evening Star, Issue 15684, 24 December 1914