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(London only). THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE: Appeal on behalf of the Cecil Houses (Inc.) Women's Public Lodging House Fund, by Mrs. CECIL CHESTERTON.


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THE tragedy of the homeless woman stranded in London, with nowhere where she can be certain of getting a decent lodging for the night, is one of the standing reproaches to our modem civilization. Some time ago Mrs. Cecil Chesterton spent a fortnight as a vagrant, making, by casual labour, every penny that she spent, and sleeping anywhere she could ; and she came back determined to do something to mitigate the horror of the homeless woman's lot. Tho result is the Cecil Houses Fund, for which she will appeal tonight. The first Cecil House was opened at Devonshire Street, Theobald's Road, in March this year, and before the winter comes the organizers of the fund very earnestly hope to open more such houses, where women can get a good bed, hot bath, washing facilities and tea for a. shilling a night, with no questions asked. It costs £5,000 to establish each house ; after that they pay their way.
Contributions should be sent to [address removed].
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8.55 (Daventry only). THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE:
Appeal on behalf of the Nurses' Fund for Nurses by Dr. S. MONKTON COPEMAN, late Medical Inspector, Ministry of Health
IT was for the purpose of helping old nurses trying to live on a small pension, and obsessed by the fear of the workhouse, tliat this Fund was started two years ago. Since then some 200 grants have been made from a sum of £2,000 collected by fellow-nurses, and a house has been presented by a milk-food company. where twelve old nurses have each a room. It is to raise funds to endow this house, and to continue the small grants to those dependent on them, that the appeal is being made tonight.
Contributions should be sent to [address removed].


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(London only). THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE: Appeal on behalf of the Cecil Houses (Inc.) Women's Public Lodging House Fund, by Mrs. CECIL CHESTERTON.

2LO London, 21 August 1927 20.55

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