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The usual monthly meeting of the. Ashburton Red Cross Society was held in the Borough Council rooms on Saturday. Mrs W. ,T." Lill presided^ , ■

Ihe secretary reported that a consignment of garments had been sent to Christchurch on March 28, some to the Orthopa-dic HospitaL, and some for the Italian Red Cross. Colonel Wylie had asked that a Red Cross Clothing Depot should be established in'connection with the Orthopaedic Ward,; Christchurch. A This request had been" acceded'-to.' ' ' *

Mrs E. Grigg, chairwoman of the; Comforts Committee,' read a report "of [ the month's work. Two members" of * the committee had been on duty each week. They had visited the soldier outpatients^ enquiring into their condition and needs, and seeing that they received clothing if required: lii-soldier patients had also . been visited and supplied with delicacies, garments, etc. For these several hiotbr drives had been arranged, and friends had provided afternoon tea. Four-troop-trains had been met, and supplies of milk, fruit, magazines, and cigarettes had been ... distributed. The Visiting Committee would __c to thank tfte Matron for her courtesy and help in their work. Besides the hospital patients', many returned soldiers throughout the County had been helped by » gift of warm clothing.

After some discussion it was decided that a few popular magazines shoiUd be subscribed to by the Red Cross for the use of .the men in hospital. Mrs Gilmour (Flemington) and Mrs" W. T. Lill (Willowby) each agreed to subscribe one monthly.

Mrs E- Grigg and Mrs <D. Wood were appointed Red Cross official visitors to the military, hospitals of the Dominion.

The secretary was'instructed to send a letter of thanks to the Mayor and Borough Councillors for the hospitality extended to the Red Cross Society'on Thursday last.

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RED CROSS SOCIETY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9580, 7 April 1919

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RED CROSS SOCIETY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9580, 7 April 1919

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