30th October, 1936.
Mr. W. Schevenels,
The International Federation of Trade Unions,
9, Avenue d'Orsay,
Dear Mr. Schevenels
INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY FUND.
On Wednesday we received an urgent message from the Spanish Embassy in London notifying us that they had received from the Spanish Embassy in Paris intimation that a ship was leaving London with supplies of food for Gijon. This is the Port which is serving Oviedo and the area in which the Asturian miners are fighting.
They asked whether it would be possible, in view of the ship leaving to-morrow, for us to arrange for a supply of medicaments and other articles for the relief of the wounded to be sent on this boat in view of the difficulty of getting supplies there from other parts of Spain.
Feeling that the International Committee would welcome this opportunity of rendering assistance I have taken responsibility for ordering, through our Medical Adviser, approximately £180 worth of dressings, instruments, and other medical supplies. They are being placed on the boat this afternoon and I am enclosing for your information a list of the articles sent and, in due course, I will send you the receipted account when we have paid it.