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The ipiendid response given to the Governor's appeal for comforts for our wounded soldiers at the base hospitals and for New Zealand's hospital ship to pour in from all parts of the district. On Thursday nd Friday last there were over thirty ladies and ten meehines going all day at the Akaroa Technical School and the Mayoress states that a splendid lot of woik was done, and comforts of every kind were made from tbe great deal of material that was supplied Besides this, much work was taken home by those at the Technical School, and tbe work continues daily.

The wife of the County Chairman (Mrs J, D. Bruoe), held a meeting at Duvauohelle Hall on Saturday afternoon, but owing to the heavy, downpour of rain, there wa<? not a large meeting However. tho:e present were able to make arrantements for the commencement of active ouerations dX once, and received handsome otters of help It is quite expected that inside a fortnight tbe women of Banks Peninsula will be able tn say that they have done their share, and will forward a good many oases of comfoits to gc with our Hospital Ship. THE AKAROA WORKERS.

Too muoh praise cannot be given to those ladies wio are giving up their time solely for the making of comforts for our wounded soldiers. The Technical School was a bive of industry, and crammed with willing workers ably assisting in converting the rolls of material into comfortable pyjamas, pillow slips, towels, night shirts, day shirts, flannel dreseing gowns, "Nightingales," bed jaokete, etc. The work is done systematically and well, and, as one woman remarked, "it is a plea ure to be able to do Something to help." Certainly the work seemd a pleasure to these good women who have their eons fighting or on their way to fight for their country, MAYORESS LISTS. The Mayoress (Mre Q. Armstrong), wishes to acknowledge the following additional donations of material and money:— MATERIAL AND COMFORTS. Mrs W Moore, two pillars and cases Masters , Moore, half dozon hand and face wash cloths. Mr and Mrs Filkington, material valued at £5 Mre J. E Armstrong, 1 pair towels Mrs F Armstrong, 1 dozen pillow s!-p3 Mre Turner, roll pyjama flannel Mr Louis Vangioni, 1 roll flannel, 1 pair flannel draw rs

Mr A R Munro, 6 pairs slippers 4 pair deck shoes, and more if required Mrs A R Munro, 2 pair sheets Mrs Virtue, two sete pyjamas Mrs C Narbey, parcel flannel Mrs Fredcricbson. material Mrs A Laiog, 1 dozen pairs slippers and pair of sheets Mrs W Jacobson, senr., 3 pairs elippera Mrs D. Curry, jr., 12 undershirts end two dozen handkerchiefs MONEY CONTRIBUTIONS. £ s. d. Miss Houghton 50 Mrs Shepherd 10 6 Mrs H Haylock 10 0 Mrs Hall 10 G Mrs Wilkina .. .. ~ 50 Mlsa Cropp ~ .. ~ 50 Mrs Armstrong 2 0 0 Mrs J E Armstrong .. ~ 76 Mrs H Rhodes .. .. ~ 2 0 0 Mr Dodds .. JIOO Mrs Schubert 5 0 Mrs W Glynan 10 0 Mrs Perm ... ~ ~ ~ 26 Miss PennJ 26 Mrs Buckland , 10 0 Miss Buckland 10 0 Miss Wilkinson .. ~ ~ 70 Mr J O'Connor ~ ~ .. 10 0 Mreß. Woodill 50 £12 17 6

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FINE RESPONSE CONTINUES., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Issue 3463, 1 June 1915

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FINE RESPONSE CONTINUES. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Issue 3463, 1 June 1915

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