A Helping-Hand Needs Financial Help
EVERY night the Methodist
Central Mission provides accommodation for more than 500 people-young and old.
The Mission, which has its headquarters at Wesley Church, will hold its birthday festival tomorrow, when an appeal will be made to the public to assist it in its many avenues of social service work.
The Tally Ho Boys' Village, where problem boys are trained to become useful citizenss and good 1 .'ians, is one aspect of work which has a big appeal.
But there are other equally im- portant fields in which the Mis- sion works. To care for the betrayed and deserted girl the Mission has a home at Fair- field. Here the Mission helps them to solve their immediate problem and to rebuild their
Old ladies are cared for at Wesley House, which is run on co-operative lines The old ladies carry out light duties
about the house, and so feel that they "still belong."
There is also a larger hospice for old men. where there is al- ways a demand for accommoda- tion.
The Mission has plans to ex- pand considerably this section of its work. At present at the hospice and Wesley House there are 117 old folk.
The Mission has a home for boys from Tally Ho who take up work in the city. There are about 20 lads at the hostel, Lin- coln House, King st.
Mission sisters work in the slum districts among women and children, and there is a children's cottage at Mt Evelyn for sick children and weary mothers.
The Mission issues nearly 6,000 free bed and meal tickets each year.
It costs £10 an hour to pay for the services rendered by the Central Mission, and tomorrow an appeal will be made for £1,200 to carry on the work.
BOYS at the Central Mission Tally Ho Boys' Village
are trained for good citizenship.