Countess Mountbatten makes speech accepting cheque for Nurses' Education Fund.
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Sir Philip Warter, Chairman of Associated British Picture Corporation, presents Countess Mountbatten with cheque for Nurses Educational Fund at Cowdray Hall, Royal College of Nursing, London (24th April 1952).
M/S of Countess Edwina Mountbatten - President of the Royal College of Nursing Educational Fund Appeal - welcoming film star actress Anna Neagle and her director / producer Herbert Wilcox. C/U of Anna Neagle and Mrs LG Duff Grant, President of the Nurses College. L/S of Countess Mountbatten speaking. C/U of Sir Philip Warter and Miss FG Goodall. M/S of audience listening. C/U of Mrs Duff Grant. C/U of Anna Neagle; pan to Mr Goodlatt speaking to Herbert Wilcox.
M/S of group - Sir Philip, Miss Goodall, Mrs Duff Grant and Countess Mountbatten. Sir Philip hands cheque to Countess Mountbatten, who hands it to Miss Goodall. Sir Philip makes speech, saying the cheque for £10, 596 - 18/4 represents the total collections that were made in the ABC circuit of cinemas. He pays tribute to the ever generous British public and to the help from the Nursing Association, the appeal film and the film 'Lady and the Lamp', which featured Anna Neagle and his own staff (ABC cinemas). He hands the cheque to Countess. They shake hands.
Countess Mountbatten makes speech saying she feels overcome at the generousness of the cheque and thanks Sir Philip and all his colleagues at ABC for their generosity in allowing people to make the charity collections from their cinemas. She talks of the £300,000 more that they need to reach the target of £500,000 to set up their new department. She thanks the public and the nurses and says she is particularly happy that her first engagement after a long journey is this one. She thanks Sir Philip again and says that each one of us owes a deep debt of gratitude to the nursing profession. Applause. General views of guests.
Note: much of this item is very light - to the point of features on faces being blanked out.