£400 raised at the Theatrical Gala 1900


Friday, April 6 – 1900
The final meeting of the General Council of the Liverpool Theatrical Gala, recently held on the Liverpool Football Ground in aid of local and other charities, took place at the Alexandra Hotel on Friday, the 6th inst. Mr. Lewis Peake occupied the chair, there being also present Messrs. Norbury, Hague, McKenna, Durkin, Allison, Carter, Coles, Preston, Ramsay, Abrahams, Golightly, Bush (honorary treasurer), and Roby (honorary secretary). It was decided to apportion the available receipts of the gala in the following way: – The Musicians’ Union, £5; the Actors’ Orphanage, £10; the Actors’ Benevolent Fund, £25; the Music Hall Benevolent Fund, £25; the Liverpool and Bootle Police Orphanage, £25; the Woolton Convalescent Home, £51 13s. 4d.; the Hospital for Consumption, £103 6s. 8d.; and Stanley Hospital, £155. By these sums a total of £400 is represented. A cordial vote of thanks was conveyed to Mr. Peake for his conduct of the business of the committee throughout its sittings, and a similar compliment was conferred upon the honorary treasurer and the honorary secretary in acknowledgment of their services. Subsequently Mr. Preston was made the recipient of a gold medal bearing this inscription: – “Presented by the General Council of the Theatrical Football Gala, 1900, to Mr Thomas Preston, for having given donations of three £5 notes, which were the means of realising the sum of £385 for the benefit of local charities, he himself selling penny tickets to the amount of £230 10s.”
(Liverpool Mercury, 07-04-1900)

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