Newspaper Article 1962 – Northern HB raises £2651 for SCF appeal

Northern HB raises £2651 for SCF appeal

A total of £2651/18/10 has been raised in Northern Hawke’s Bay by the recent Rice Bowl appeal for the Save the Children Fund. The district contributions so far received are: Hastings £1509/11/2; Havelock North, £434/18/-; Napier £299/10/-; Wairoa, £66/7/9; Taradale,£50/7/-; Clive, £39/6/2. The district total of £2600 raised last year has now been exceeded. The collection this year was by means of a householder appeal.

“It is a wonderful result.” said Mrs W. A. Whitlock. chairman of the Hawke’s Bay branch of the Save the Children Fund today. She said the figures were not yet complete as donations were still being received, particularly from schools and groups of children who had organised their own “shop days” and other means of raising money for the fund.

So far the schools’ total was more than £309, said Mrs Whitlock. This was more than enough to pay the nurse supported at the Young Shin orphanage at Masan, South Korea, and would also help with extra food, drugs and bedding.

Another SCF school project which would benefit from the appeal was the hostel for beggar boys in Pusan. In this Hostel 350 boys were given a place to sleep, one meal each day, and some basic training in a suitable trade.

“The Hastings nurse, Sister E. Leipst who has recently returned from service in Korea, reports that these two homes are doing grand work. She was delighted to find that Hawke’s Bay schools had adopted them,” said Mrs Whitlock.

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