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London National will radiate the London Regional Week's Good Cause, North National the North Regional Week's Good Cause, and Scottish National the Scottish Regional Week's Good Cause. West National will close down until 20.50

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8.45 Daventry
The Week's Good Cause
An appeal on behalf of THE PORTSMOUTH HOSTEL FOR Boys, by Admiral E. GRACE , C.B.
THE OBJECT of this appeal is the particular interest of the Bishop of Portsmouth, who writes as follows:
' Some four years ago the challenge came to the Diocese of Portsmouth to provide for boys without homes, and for those for whom public authorities desired to find a " home away from home ", a hostel where they could live under conditions which were home-like, comfortable, and kindly. This challenge was taken up under great financial exigencies and a start made in a house in Kingston Crescent, Portsmouth, which by extensions and adaptations has been rendered suitable.
' Under the devoted chairmanship of Admiral Edgar Grace , C.B., many difficulties, financial and otherwise, have been overcome, and the hostel is now well established. It has in it at this moment twenty-two boys, and its influence is steadily increasing, some sixty boys benefiting yearly. The contributions of those in work, as well as grants from the authorities on behalf of certain others, are of very great financial importance, but in addition £ i a day has to be raised continuously by subscriptions from kind friends in the district to balance the annual accounts. Some £600 is still required to free the hostel from debt, £ 400 to equip the workshop and provide other activities, and a further £500 to put future expenditure on a sure and business-like footing.
' The inspiration which has led
Admiral Grace to devote himself to this valuable and most desirable enterprise has been largely derived from the warm interest his father, " W. G. ", took in young fellows and in their enthusiasm for the bright energies of life. There will be many whose memories go back to that masterful figure with its unerring efficiency, and who, for the sake of unforgotten enchantment in watching " W. G. " hit up a great score, or in seeing him pull some almost lost match " out of the fire", will delight in aiding his son's determined effort to make the only boys' hostel of its kind south of the Thames a great success and a lasting benefit to those boys who are sent to it from all parts of our country.-Neville Portsmouth. '
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]

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Unknown: Admiral E. Grace
Unknown: Admiral Edgar Grace
Unknown: W. G.
Unknown: W. G.
Unknown: Neville Portsmouth.
Unknown: Admiral E. Grace

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London National will radiate the London Regional Week's Good Cause, North National the North Regional Week's Good Cause, and Scottish National the Scottish Regional Week's Good Cause. West National will close down until 20.50

National Programme Daventry, 3 June 1934 20.45






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