SCF sent £45,594 from NZ; expenses only £40
The New Zealand Save the Children Fund sent £45,594 to various causes overseas during the last ﬁnancial year but the running costs of the Dominion executive amounted to only £40/8/9.
This is reported by Hawke’s Bay delegates to the recent annual conference of the New Zealand branch of the Commonwealth Fund in Christchurch.
The amount remitted overseas during the year was 60 per cent greater than for the previous year, when £27,805 was sent. According to the annual report there was a record £16,245 from the Rice Bowl Appeal, and in addition £2626 was raised for the Agadir earthquake relief and £2340 for the mobile medical clinic in Greece. The most important development of the year, however, was the appointment of Miss Elsie Leipst, formerly of the Memorial Hospital, Hastings, as ﬁrst paid nurse from the New Zealand SCF on overseas service. She is stationed in Korea.
Guest of honour at the conference was Brigader T. W. Boyce, director-general of the Commonwealth SCF. Hawke’s Bay delegates included Mesdames C. F. Goodwin (Tikokino) and J. G. Rose (Waipawa), from the Central Hawke’s Bay Branch, and Mrs W. A. Whitlock. Hastings and district branch.