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DOLGELLEY. Soldiers Comforts Fund Mr. J. Jones Williams, the hon secre- tary, in a report presented to the Com- mittee, states that before November there was no organised effort to supply comforts in form of clothing and eatables to all men from 13'olgelley and district serving in the JJavy and army, except the excellent work performed by a number of ladies working in co-operation with Mrs. Griffith, County School, under the auspices of a committee of the County School boys. Information was obtained from Festiniog, Bala, Port- madoc, and Aberystwyth as to the method of working and, profiting by the experience of those places, the Committee set out to obtain funds for the work, to obtain the names ajid addresses of men serving in all branches of the service from the district, to organise a women's Working party to make garments, knitted and sewn, and to provide means for sending out the com- forts and also for dispatching parcels on behalf of friends and relatives to individual men. Up to January 31st the following sums were received Honse-to-house collection, £ 18; donations. £ 3 13s. result of flag day, R14 10s. 6d.; proceeds of tea at meeting of working party, £3 7s. 8d. proceeds of -r -sale held by Dolgeiley Horticultural Society, £ 77 0s. 8d. ■ collections at shops, 91 17s. 9d. contributions earmarked for particular units or individuals. £ 3 5s.; ['his ni(>riev total, JB121 14s. 7d. This money has been expended in purchasing wool tor the work, ing party, in providing snirts, tobacco, cigarettes, cake, and biscuits and in pay- ing for packing in wooden cases. and for carriage where n-ecessary. When all the accounts are presented for payment, in- eluding the goods recently dispatched, it is estimated that the fund will be practically exhausted, and a sub-committee is con- sidering various means of augmenting the funds. The Committee subscribed to a fund at Bedford for the entertainment of Welsh troops there at Christmas. The work of obtaining; the names and addressee of men has been undertaken tinder the supervision of Mr. John Griffith, B.Sc. Over 400 names have been obtained and they have been located in seventy-three units. About 150 are serv- ing abroad, or have returned from abroad, and are in hospital. Great difficulty has been experienced in obtaining correct J addressps and in order to verify those obtained the Hon. Secretary sent a post- .card to every man with satisfactory results. The cards have also been the means of obtaining information as to the special needs of individuals. The Women's Working Party did excel- 1-ent work in providing knitted comforts. The girls at Dr. Williams's School also materially assisted. Miss Evelyn Davies, secretary of the party, has reported that ■over fifty ladies regularly attended the weekly meetings, with the result that to January 31st (including those sent from Dr. Wriiliams's School) over 300 garments have been provided and have lately been sent to the men. All the Nonconiormist, churches in the town kindly placed their schoolrooms at the disposal of the ladies or provided a suitable room. A sub-committee was appointed, with Mr. R. ('. Evans as secretary, to arrange the. packing and dispatching of parcels, Nearly 100 parcels have been sent on be- lialf of friends and relatives to individual soldiers at home and abroad, while the Committee sent about 250 parcels contain- ing garments, cake, chocolate, oxo, and toffee to practically all parts of the world where the British army is serving. In =

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