Dear Sue, Terry, Roy and Philip,
Thanks for your messages.
Yes, I agree that
dropping the word Orphanage was the right thing to do and it will be good to obtain chapter and verse on this aspect of NCH history.
Philip, you suggest:-
"To most member of the public, if it came to giving monet to a childrens
charity, having the word Orphanage in your main title, would mean you
were looking after those poor children who had been orphaned and would
have no relatives to help out, thus a very deserving cause"
However, the main British child care charities in the 1960's were Barnardo's,
the Church of England Children's Society, and the National Children's
Home. Although we had and Orphanage in our previous title we were less known
than Barnardo's and raised less money.
Sue, It is amazing that you didn't know you were not an orphan until you were told aged 8 that you had a Mother. It most certainly wasn't your fault that you were in care. Take care.