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Details:

Title

Vollie news

Creator

St John Ambulance Australia (NT) Inc.

Collection

Vollie News; E-Journals; PublicationNT; Vollie News

Date

2013-08-29

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

St. John Ambulance Australia (N.T.); Periodicals

Publisher name

St. John Ambulance Australia (N.T.)

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Vollie News

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

St. John Ambulance Australia (N.T.)

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021C00044

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/246998

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/580649

Page content

Vollie News Thursday 29th August 2013 Page 6 Looking back - http://www.caringonthehomefront.org.uk/ Fundraising in Britain during World War 2 The Joint War Organisation of St John Ambulance and Red Cross saved the Government a considerable amount of money by doing their own fundraising. The Duke of Gloucesters Red Cross and St John Appeal for the JWO started on 9 September 1939 and closed on 30 June 1945. In that period, it collected 54 million, an extremely large sum for the time. A major contribution was through the Trades Union Congress launching the Pay At Work fund where people gave one penny per week from their wages. This trifling amount raised 16 million. There were house to house collections and a rural pennies scheme that added to the kitty. These photos are from the January 1984 National Cadet First Aid Championships in Alice Springs and show the wide variety of uniforms worn at the time. The winning Cadet Leader was from Victoria, so it would appear that their summer dress had white shorts, white long sox and black caps for officers. http://www.caringonthehomefront.org.uk/