11 Feb 2013

Food parcels from 1948 remembered

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:10 pm on 11 February 2013

An English couple have finally arrived in New Zealand to acknowledge an act of kindness that came from this country more than 60 years ago. In 1948, a group of schoolchildren in Invercargill sent food parcels to families in England who had been bombed in World War Two. Roger Button was one of the children who received a parcel, and he has never forgotten it.

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