Girls Aid for Hunger Campaign

September 1963

South Yorkshire Times, September 21.

Girls aid for Hunger Campaign.

During their summer holidays, five Conisbrough children decided to spend their time raising money for the Freedom from Hunger Campaign… With pleasing results.

The fund-raising scheme was the idea of 12-year-old Wendy Carrington of 5, Windmill Avenue, Conisbrough, a pupil at Swinton comprehensive school, who enlisted the aid of their friends, Gillian, Price (10), Elaine McGowan (9) and Patricia Carrington (9) of Birch Grove, and Howard Fenn (10), also of Windmill Ave, all pupils at Conisbrough Station Road Junior School.

They started with a competition for one of Gillian´s dolls – and then, using small gifts, some of which were given by helpful neighbours on Birch Grove and some they collected, they set up a jumble sale in the McGowan´s Garden.

Gillian´s mother, Mrs Dorothy Price,told The South Yorkshire Times “On the Sunday they started, it was pouring with rain and they were out in it all, but they enjoyed it.”

After three days the children and raised £3, which was sent off to the Freedom from Hunger Campaign, London headquarters, and the receipt was posted in a local greengrocer’s window.

“I think they would have liked to do more for the Campaign, but that was the end of their holidays,” said Mrs Price.

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