15th June, 1937.
Mr. W.M. Scarth,
Rugeley and District Labour Party,
Dear Mr. Scarth,
SAVE THE BASQUE CHILDREN FUND.
I have your letter of the 14th instant in regard to the above matter. Monies contributed in reponse to our appeal for this fund will be spent only for the purpose designated.
We are co-operating on the National Committee for the Care of Basque Children in this matter. It is impossible to say the amount of money that will be required because we do not know how long the children will be here. It is, however, the intention of the Committee that repatriation shall take place as soon as circumstances permit. This indefinite period of stay means that arrangements must be made to secure a continuous flow of money to the fund.
I am wondering whether a Town's meeting could be called with the Mayor or some very prominent citizen in the Chair with the object of forming a Committee of a purely non-party character to deal with this humanitarian task. The churches, political parties and social organisations could all be asked to attend and arrangements might be formulated whereby regular contributions could be received. There are three courses which can be adopted:
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