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Fund raising in Ramsgate

Despite losing one of her sons, Captain Robert Montefiore, earlier in the year in August 1915 Mrs Sebag-Montefiore held the annual sale in her garden on the Eastcliff at Ramsgate. Money was raised for the Thanet Women’s Aid Association in support of poor people and young girls who found themselves destitute through no fault of their own. In the sixteen years of its existence it had never been more needed than when the men were away fighting at the Front.Others raised funds for Christmas gifts, books and newspapers to send to the troops. Many organizations distributed food, clothing and gifts to the families of soldiers and sailors, as well as to women displaced from their homes by wartime service. Continue reading Fund raising in Ramsgate