AID FROM NELSON.
LADY LIVERPOOL FUND. SUGGESTIONS FOR THE FUTURE. LETTER FROM LADY LIVERPOOL. The Mayoress (Mrs. W. Lock) has received the following letter from Lady Liverpool:— "Dear Mrs Lock —As the Defence Department have now entirely takad over the outfitting of the troops, I think there will be no further need for tho Lady Liverpool Fund to give the men clothing, etc., before going into cam;) at Trentham. But it appears to me that extras such as socks, shirts, mittens, Balaclavas, comforters, etc., would be very acceptable to the men when they are leaving these shores —more especially socks. 1 shall be gla->I to hear from all who wish to keep their committees together with a view to working for this particular object, and. to communicate with them so as to prevent any overlapping. As the ships all go from "Wellington, it might be best to form a depot there. All the ships that have already left had boxes of socks put on board by the Wellington committee, so that each man had a fresh pair oi ■socks when he arrived. Many other things were also given—pianos, gramophones, boxes of cakes, friufc, chocolate, writing paper, envelopes pencils, etc. Some of those things were sent by district committees, some were the gifts of private individuals, and some were purchased by the Lady Liverpool General Fund. This fund^ which has been subscribed to by people from all over iihe Dominion, has still over £3000 m hand; and this money should be used in future for purchasing such comforts as cannot be made at home. lam very anxious that no one should do more or give more than they are able. I. fully realise' how very hard everyone has been working. But I also realise that people cannot gt. on at high pressure indefinitely, and I am anxious that this work should not interfere; with people's ordinary duties. But if there are people who have a little spare timethat they would like to -spend in making things for the men who have come forward and offered them?elves m this time of need, I think that all the things that they can make will bo very acceptable and very useful. For the, present, I think we- cannot do better tnan supply comforts to the ships as they go. Hut later,. I hope, we may be able U> send the gifts to. the men who have"one, as they need them. As these crifts are entirely separate from the outfitting which the. Defence Department has undertaken, it will not. be advisable to'send any more things to the Defence Store —Yours sincerely, Annette Liverpool."
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