SCF branch made £12,000 last year
More than £12,000 was received by the Northern Hawke’s Bay branch of the Save the Children Fund during 1966.
The president, Mrs D. A. Ballantyne, said in her report at the branch’s annual meeting that £5255 of this had come from record donations for the Rice Bowl Appeal.
Mrs Ballantyne also commented on the good work carried out by schools, who gave a total of £600 to the SCF funds, in the form of £407 in Rice Bowl donations and £193 through sponsorship.
The report said Christmas card sales were slightly up and had made a proﬁt of £994 during the year.
A total of 44 tea chests of clothing had been sent to Korea, Mrs Ballantyne said. It was more economic to send them to Korea as there was direct shipping from Napier. She said it cost £3 for each chest to reach the Korean authorities.
To commemorate the 25th aniversary [anniversary] of the Battle of Greece and Crete, the Chandris Shipping Line had offered a trip for two as a raffle prize, the proceeds to be sent by the Red Cross and the SCF in Greece.
The president said the Northern Hawke’s Bay branch of SCF had sold 300 rafﬂe books, more than any other branch or organisation.
Both the Red Cross and the SCF would benefit by more than £700, Mrs Ballantyne told the meeting.
The meeting closed with a film on the work of the New Zealand surgical team and SCF convalescent centre at Qui Nhon.