An Appeal on behalf of the Plymouth and Devonport branches of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, by the MAYORESS OF PLYMOUTH (Mrs. W. H. J. PRIEST) FOR thirtv-eight years Plymouth has had a branch of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and Devonport since 1907. These branches are kept alive through voluntary efforts of men and women. The object is to ensure for every child, irrespective of station in life. an endurable existence.
Last year 451 children were protected in the Plymouth district, and in the Devonport area 457—victims of neglect, ill-treatment and other wrongs. These figures can be left to speak for themselves, and if the usefulness of this cause is to be extended locally, the support of a wider circle is necessary.