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AMBULANCE WORK

MONEY WANTED. The following circular has been issued by the Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England (Ambulance Department) : A committee has been formed, at the instance of the Special Committee of Ladies of the Order, with offices at Marconi House, Strand, London, to provide, means for meeting the large de-

mands which are falling upon the Ambulance Department as the result of the war. This committee consist of Mr F. :S. E. Drury (chairman), Viscount St. Gyres. Commendatore- G. Marconi, G.C.V.0.. Hon. W. li. Goschen, . Sir Joseph Lyons. Mr A. A. Gordon,

M.V.0., Colonel Gentle. -Mr H. Gordon 'S-elfridge, and Mr F. W. Baker. They appeal to your unit to constitute itself the central organisation for your district for the purpose, of enlisting the co-

operation of your kcal supporters in raising the money necessary. Jt is hoped that by wide publicity and through the individual efforts of your organisation the. scheme can, be brought to the notice of your numerous members, and through them to the general public. This will enable all to contribute according to their means,, and the smallest donation will be welcomed as well as the largest. Jt is thought, that some may be willing lo give. a. weekly or monthly contribution for the period of the war. The committee, will be very pleased to receive any suggestions which may' be helpful to attain the end in view.

The chairman (Rev. Vincent King) and hon. 'secretary (.Mr J. E. Bone) of the Dunedin Centre, of St. John Ambulance Association have .asked us to publish, the above appeal. Jt is not necessary to enlarge upon it. The work the ambulance men are doing so heroically and unselfishly at the front is recognised by everyone, and that work will not, it is 'sincerely to be hoped, be allowed to be hampered" for want of funds. We shall be. pleased to take charge of any money forwarded to us.

What, is Being Done.—

The following details of the work which has Iwen done and is being carried on by the Ambulance Department of the Order of St. John:

One hundred and fifty hospitals and convalescent homes have been established under the auspices of the Order, and supplied with the necessary staff. One hundred and eighty-four doctors and nurses have been sent to the front. Over

5,000 orderlies been despatched 1o the expeditionary forces, or distributed amongst the ships and naval and military hospitals. Seven hundred and forty-eight cases and bales of medical stores and supplies (including 56.000 articles of clothinp-) have lioon sent to the sick and wounded. A depot for the convenience of troops has been established at Southampton, where they can obtain food and medical assistance, day and night. A 3iumber of motor ambulances are being despatched to carry the wounded from the front to the base.

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AMBULANCE WORK, Issue 15690, 2 January 1915

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AMBULANCE WORK Issue 15690, 2 January 1915

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