An envelope to pass around the Christmas dinner table

Men blinded in the war might have dependants.

Sir Arthur Pearson makes a Christmas appeal for the Children of Blinded Soldiers. He asks that on Christmas Day an envelope will be passed round the Christmas dinner table for contributions. He hopes to collect £250,000 so as to provide a sum of five shillings per week for each child up to the age of sixteen years. These envelopes will be placed in church both on Christmas Day and the Sunday previous [23 December 1917]. They may be returned to the Vicar, or sent direct to Sir Arthur.

South Ascot Parochial Magazine, December 1917 (D/P186/28A/17)

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