Wednesday, 15 October 2014

'Carrying on for the Children' - Friday 7 November

Over the last few months the Together Trust has been blogging about the charity during World War One. On Friday 7th November at 2:00pm some of these stories will be told at Manchester’s Central Library as part of its series of Manchester Remembers, WW1 events that runs from 1st – 11th November.



“Carrying on for the children” – The Boys’ and Girls’ Refuges in World War One

By 1914 the Manchester and Salford Boys’ and Girls’ Refuges and Homes was an established children’s charity and well known within the local community. The outbreak of the First World War however, saw the charity buffeted on many sides. Fighting for donations against the various War funds that were set up, it saw its financial income cut drastically; an increased number of children needing aid and those boys previously cared for head across the seas, some never to return. Despite heavy debt it spent the next four years fighting to continue to provide for those children in Manchester left desolate by the War. It came out in 1918, scarred but alive. This is the story of the survival of one of Manchester’s biggest children’s charities during World War One.

We hope you may be able to join us on the 7th to hear about the Manchester and Salford Refuges. For more details please contact us.

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