SPANISH WOMEN'S COMMITTEE FOR HELP TO SPAIN & HOLBORN & W.C. LONDON SPANISH MEDICAL AID COMMITTEE
THIRD SPANISH CONCERT
Concert Secretary: Joan Russell.
Treasurer: Hilda Selwyn Clarke.
38, Great Ormond Street,
Telephone: HOLBorn 5375.
Under the Patronage of Sir Arnold Bax, Alan Bush. Gwen Ffrancon Davies, Gordon Harker, Leslie Henson, Constant Lambert, Sean O'Casey, J.B. Priestley.
Our friends and supporters are doubtless already aware of the acute conditions of distress obtaining in Catalonia owing to the influx of over half a million refugees.
To relieve the pressure of the constant stream from Northern Spain into Catalonia, the Spanish authorities are endeavouring to maintain homes for refugees outside Spain.
With the consent of the Belgian Government, three houses have been lent by their owners for this purpose. They are in the village of Rixensart, fifteen miles from Brussels. Two of these houses will be used for mothers with babies too young to be separated from them, the third for young people between the ages of fourteen and eighteen. Each house will have its own directress sent from Valencia who will be generally responsible, and will supervise the education of the children. It has been worked out that only 5 francs per day is required to keep one adult and 2 francs one child. Each house will accommodate between thirty and forty people.
We are endeavouring to raise funds for these homes by giving another Spanish concert at the Scala Theatre on Tuesday evening, December 7th. On this occasion the Holborn and W.C. London Spanish Medical Aid Committee is collaborating with us, and part of the proceeds therefore will be used to send medical supplies to Spain.
We do ask you and your friends to support our effort, partly because we believe the concert will be an enjoyable one, but mostly because your support will enable us to help a few of the many terrified and homeless women, children and babies.
I will gladly supply further information, concert tickets, or receive donations.