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     Sir, -  As intimated a few days ago, a committee of representative citizens decided to launch an appeal to the friends and sympathisers of Mr WH Judkins, as an appreciation of the signal services he has rendered  in the cause of social reform.  The basis of this appeal is the present critical state of his health. The public will share the deep regret of the committee that medical opinion gives practically no hope of his recovery. He is suffering from a malignant cancer. The committee determined to raise
£1000, with a view of bringing immediate  relief to Mr Judkins’s mind, and  making subsequent provision for his wife and child.
   In the initiation of this movement it was resolved to appeal, first, for private contributions from those known to be deeply interested in him and his work. At a meeting of the committee held on Monday, it was reported that so generous had been the response that nearly half the amount mentioned is already in hand  or promised. The committee now confidently appeal to the general public - amongst whom are thousands who have held him the highest regard - to assist in this effort to make the last days of this brave champion of social righteousness easier by this kindly forethought and brotherly consideration. Contributions may be sent to us as treasurers, or to any member of the committee. - Yours, & c.
A R EDGAR, Central Mission, Wesley Church, Lonsdale Street.
JOHN VALE, Equitable building, Collins Street.
Aug. 8.

From   THE ARGUS   9th August 1911   Page 14


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