3rd May, 1939.
Mr. A. Conley,
The National Union of Tailors & Garment Workers,
20, Park Place,
Dear Mr. Conley,
INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY FUND.
You will remember that at the last meeting of the National Council of Labour reference was made to the appeal which had been received from Mr Schevenels suggesting that national centres might, in view of the difficulty of raising further funds, concentrate upon an appeal for clothing for the refugees in France.
It was explained that our funds were extremely limited, but you very kindly offered to make some enquiries as to whether it would be possible to do what your Organisation did on a previous occasion in regard to securing from contractors supplies of cast off clothing, etc.
We should be greatly obliged and it would be of inestimable value if you could pursue this suggestion in as many directions as possible in order to see if the help and co-operation of the employers can be secured in supplying the great felt need for clothing.
Probably when you have made some enquiries you would have a word with me if there is to be some financial consideration and we could talk over what this consideration should be.