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An appeal on behalf of THE DESTITUTE SAILORS' FUND by Captain P. N. LAYTON , C.B.E., R.N.R., Elder Brother of Trinity
The Destitute Sailors' Fund was inaugurated in 1827, chiefly by Naval officers, its objects being to provide food and shelter for the seamen of the Merchant Service who become stranded around the Docks in London, to assist them to find employment, and so to give them a fresh start.
For over a century this fund has maintained a Seamen's Rest for seamen in distress, where accommodation is provided and a helping hand given when in need. The Beresford Rest, in Wellclose Square, gives shelter for 45 men. Here a bed is provided for the night, with tea, supper, and breakfast. Every possible assistance is given to the men to find employment, and clothing when necessary.
The benefit of such temporary help has proved incalculable to those seamen who, strangers to London and with homes far away, need a little help to tide them over a critical time.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to Captain P. N. Layton , C.B.E., R.N.R., The Destitute Sailors' Fund, [address removed]


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