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Cunard Line Charity Program - RMS Aquitania - 21 August 1924

Front Cover, Cunard Line Entertainment in Aid of British & American Seamen's Instituions, 21 August 1924.

Front Cover, Cunard Line Entertainment in Aid of British & American Seamen's Instituions, 21 August 1924. GGA Image ID # 12a027acca

Program of Entertainment in Aid of British & American Seamen's Institutions Held on Board the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line in the Second Class Dining Room on Thursday, 21 August 1924 at 9:15 pm. Mr. William Ryan, Chairman; Commodore Sir James Charles, K.B.E., C.B., R.D., R.N.R. (Rtd.), Captain.

PART I

  • Overture - "Aquitania" Orchestra
  • Sleight of Hand - Mr. G. Clayton
  • Song - "My Dear Soul" by Miss Olive Thomas
  • Baritone Songs - Mr. Dennis Hoey
    "The Lute Player" (Ellison)
    "The Floral Dance" (Kate Moss)
    Accompanied by Mr. Douglas Burbidge
  • A Dance By the Six Tiller Girls (Of the “ Lollipop Company,” Knickerbocker Theatre, N.Y.C.)
  • Chairman's Remarks
  • Collection

PART II

  • Selection - "Aquitania" Orchestra
  • Song - "Asthore" (Trotere) - Mr. W. A. Bishop
  • Pianoforte Selection - Mr. W. Mayerl
  • Song - "The Slave Song" - Miss V. E. Olney
  • English Concertina Selections - Mr. E. S. Smalley
  • "America"
  • "God Save the King"

Entertainments in Aid of Seamen’s Children

MONEY DERIVED from the various Entertainments held from time to time on Cunard Steamers is distributed to various organizations working in the interests of necessitous children of all classes of Seamen or Seafaring Men. It is divided between British and American Institutions.

A large number of these Children have lost their fathers by the penis of the sea in crossing the Atlantic, and conveying passengers and cargo to and from America. A still larger number of Children have been rendered destitute owing to the death of their fathers from diseases contracted by exposure to the weather, in all seasons and at all hours.

The Institutions which permanently benefit are:

BRITISH

  • Royal Liverpool Seamen’s Orphan Institution
  • Home for Aged Mariners, Egremont

AMERICAN

  • New York Port Society
  • American Seamen's Friend Society
  • Seamen’s Church Institute
  • Seamen’s Christian Association
  • Y.M.C.A. Mariners’ Branch
  • Society for the Relief of Destitute Children of Seamen. Mariners' Family Asylum
  • St Mary’s Episcopal City Mission, East Boston.

CANADIAN

  • Montreal Sailors’ Institute
  • Montreal Catholic Sailors’ Club

Other British Charities which are helped from time to time are:

  • Royal Merchant Seamen's Orphanage, London
  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution
  • Mercantile Marine Masters’ and Officers' Relief Fund
  • Seamen’s Orphanage, Southampton
  • Sailors’ Home, Southampton
  • Missions to Seamen
  • Seamen's Friend Society, Liverpool
  • Seamen's Convalescent Hospital, Limpsfield

Cunard Line Entertainment in Aid of British & American Seamen's Instituions, 21 August 1924.

Cunard Line Entertainment in Aid of British & American Seamen's Instituions, 21 August 1924. GGA Image ID # 12a0567a65

Institutions Benefiting from Aid, Cunard Line Entertainment in Aid of British & American Seamen's Instituions, 21 August 1924.

Institutions Benefiting from Aid, Cunard Line Entertainment in Aid of British & American Seamen's Instituions, 21 August 1924. GGA Image ID # 12a061199f

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