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' IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

WRANS PRESENT CHEQUE TO. HOSPITAL.

, The Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service will hand

over a cheque for about £1,100 to the Royal Children's Hospital ' . . ■ ί

in Melbourne on Thursday. . -

The Minister for the Navy, Senator Gorton, said today

that the money had been raised as part of the W.R.A.N.S. twenty-first

anniversary celebrations this year. . .

The money was subscribed by Wrans throughout Australia, . · -

and by former members of the Service. The money will be used to

place a gift cot in the new children's hospital in Melbourne.

The Director of the W.R.A.N.S., Chief Officer Joan

Streeter, said today that Wrans felt it was fitting to mark their

anniversary by some, public spirited gesture.

The cheque will be handed over at the hospital at 2.00 p.m.

next Thursday by the Officer-in-Charge of Wrans at Flinders Naval

Depot, First Officer B.C. MacLeod. Lady Murdoch, the President of

the Committee of Management of the Royal Children's Hospital, will

attend the ceremony.

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Canberra. 23rd October, 1962.