6 AUGUST 1921, Page 16


THE " SPECTATOR.") SIR,—In your kindness you have allowed me to appeal for years past for contributions towards the Necessitous Ladies' Holiday and General Fund, and I venture once again to ask the charity of your readers, for whose generosity in the past I could never he grateful enough. The poor ladies are suffering pitifully now through the difficulty of obtaining work. I am thinking of widows and sisters of the poorer clergy, elderly governesses, hospital nurses who have broken down, journalists, musicians, artists, actresses, discharged Government clerks, and companions, many of whom, through age and infirmity, unable to obtain any sort of work, are left behind in the city in the summer months, exposed to the privations attendant on poverty. The Fund also supplies food, medicine, and clothing, and comforts that are even more urgently needed than rest or change of air. Faced with the high cost of living on their tiny incomes, many are in daily anxiety. I plead, then, for the old, the sick, and helpless. All contributions sent to the following address will be gratefully acknowledged and dis- tributed.—I am, Sir, &c.,