Page 9, 2nd February 1940

2nd February 1940
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Page 9, 2nd February 1940 — The Cheerful Giver

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The Cheerful Giver


Neoi stEE GEORGIE WOOD, the well-known comedian, handed to Mgr. Bernard Griffin, Bishop .A.uxiliary of Birmingham, Administrator of Fr. Hudson's Homes, a cheque for £1,000 at the Birmingham Catholic, Ball on Saturday evening last.

This donation will be the third thousand ' pounds collected by the Custodian Association-an organisation of active well-wishers, each of the members of which possesses a collecting box.

TEN THOUSAND BOXES There are in the Midland counties 10.000 collecting boxes, and in the majority of cases each box is in the charge of a registered "custodian." Most of the boxes are displayed in public houses, cafés and shops.

The 11,000 will be devoted to a fund for a new Babies' Home which is to be erected on the Coleshill Homes Estate, Plans have been prepared, and the hope is that it may be possible to start the building work in the near future. The estimated cost of the home is £20,000.

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