17th December, 1938.
Miss M.E. Sutherland,
The Spanish Relief Committee,
Dear Miss Sutherland,
REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE.
Referring to your letter of the 13th December, I have pleasure in enclosing a cheque for £100 to assist in the provision of wool for your Knitting Committees. I shall be glad if you will acknowledge receipt.
I notice from the Minutes of the Committee that you are proposing to make appeals to some of the larger Unions. The majority of those selected have already contributed liberally to our Fund and I think it is inadvisable that direct appeals should be made to Unions in this way. They receive so many appeals for money that I am afraid they are becoming a little concerned on this score and it has a tendency to create difficulties when the official appeals are sent to them from this office.
Up to now we have always responded to the needs of your Committee and I do not think there will be any great difficulty in supplying the amount of wool which your Committees can use for knitting garments.