15 DECEMBER 1944, Page 4

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Several contributors to the Malta Shrine of Remembrance Fund have urged me to "keep pegging away" till the full amount of £2,000 is obtained. But my importunity has limits and by devoting so much space to Malta of late I must have considerably irritated the large numbei of readers who are evidently not interested in Malta or in Shrines of Remembrance. Here, then, I cease from exhortation, with a renewed expression of warm gratitude to the 931 readers who between them have contributed the present total of £1,388 4s. Those who have not seen their way to respond to the appeal have, I am sure, good reasons for their abstention. The changing total of the fund will still be given here for the next few weeks.

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