Page 5, 17th November 1961

17th November 1961
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Page 5, 17th November 1961 — SHE WENT, SHE SAW, SHE DID SOMETHING . .

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Organisations: Ministry of Health
Locations: Warsaw, Wolverhampton


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11 elp to ship more of those Wolverhampton pre-f abs CHRISTMAS cards which sill help raise money for Homes in Poland for the care and rehabilitation of the sick and disabled are being issued by the Forgotten Allies Trust — a voluntary organisation founded for the relief of suffering by Sue Ryder, wife of Group-Captain Leonard Cheshire, V.C.

The Homes are designed for 40 patients and COSI £5,000 each, Through funds raised by her Forgotten Allies Trust, Sue Ryder is aiming to provide ten Homes by the w inter of 1962.

She has already founded seven near W arsaw—three at Zagorze for children vi ho are either neurotic, suffering from Little's Disease, or are post-polio cases; another at Hammy for children needing care because their parents are TB or alcoholic; one at Naleczow for survivors of the Nazi concentration camps with heart diseases and asthma: another at Zyrardow for men and women with advanced cancer; and another at Konstancin For girls is ith rheumatic diseases.

She began this magnificent work After visiting Poland in April. 1958 on a see-what-can-be-done mission of mercy. She knew of Poland's war-time miser) only too well— more than the million murdered in Nazi concentration camps, 2.677 hospitals and medical centres gutted through the occupying forces' action, Warsaw in ruins (92 per cent. utterly destroy edi—but she had no first-hand details re garding present-day Poland. She found the sick and disabled living under desperate conditions. Hospitals %ere overcrowded and were admitting only those who had a reasonable chance of being cured: drugs and medicines were extremely scarce and costly. There had, after all, been no real fruits of victors for these people who had been such brave and faithful Allies in the war against Nazism.

Sue Ryder resolved to do something about it. She began detailed discussions with the Ministry of Health in Warsaw. and the outcome was her plan for a number of Homes, Because of the scarcity of building materials the Homes take the form of outsize prefabs made in Wolverhampton.

Ii is in the hope of being able to ship more of these buildings to Poland that Sue Rsder's Forgotten Allies Trust is issuing Christmas cards, in ten different designs. price 7s. to 10s. per dozen.

Among the designs are two fullcolour Nativity scenes, a Madonna and Child (blue on white). Hight into Egypt scene (black and white), and Three Wise Men (orange and white).

They are available from: The Sue Ryder Home (Christmas Card Section), Cavendish, Suffolk.

MR. WILLIAM WHEELER, former head of the Knights of St Columba in Southwark, has been awarded the Cross Pro Eccle.via et Pontif ice for his work for the Church.

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