Save Children Fund gains more support in CHB
The president, Mrs. H. Angus, welcomed a number of new members at the May meeting on Friday afternoon of the CHB branch of the Save the Children Fund held at Waipawa.
It was decided to give £25, the proceeds of a recent raffle, to the fund for the mobile medical clinic in Greece, (the NZSCF is to inaugurate the scheme this year).
Other donations made were £2/2/- (to be an annual donation) to the Edwina Mountbatten Trust, a memorial to the late Countess Mountbatten and £10 to the IUCW for relief of flood victims in Brazil.
The question of contributing to the international fete, being held in London in November was discussed, and it was decided that the branch should spend £2/2/- on suitable articles.
It was reported that individuals and organisations had promised help with gifts. These would be displayed in a shop window in Waipawa, before being sent away.
The secretary, Mrs. C. F. Goodwin, reported the receipt of £10/10/-, the proceeds of the Dannevirke Knox Guild’s annual chrysanthemum show. Flemington school had forwarded £6 towards the nursery in Hongkong [Hong Kong] which they had adopted.
It was reported that the annual Rice Bowl Appeal would be held during the first week in October, the proceeds to go to relief of children in Hongkong [Hong Kong], Korea and the Lebanon.
Mrs. Angus reported that the NZSCF had been asked to supply a nurse for relief work in Korea, and that Sister Leipst had been given leave by the HB Hospital Board to take up this appointment. She will leave New Zealand on June 19.