A report on October 6th covered the Reading Splint and Bandage Day.
It revealed that £400 had been raised from the street collection alone, and the overall total was £751.
Splint and Bandage Day - 29th September 1917
This Advert appeared on the 22nd.
Text of Advert:
READING SPLINT AND BANDAGE DAY
Yes; but what a cause!
Splints, crutches, bandages,
jackets, helpless shirts and one hundred similar necessities are urgently needed
by our wounded fighting men, at home and abroad,
The depot has already made
but the demand is still very great, whereas the funds for buying the necessary materials are nearly at an end.
THEN DO HELP!
The work is carried on with rigid economy and efficiency. Nothing is spent on rent, wages or superintendence, and every article is made from approved patterns.
Are most enthusiastic in their appreciation and must not be allowed to suffer discomfort.
WAR HOSPITALS SUPPLIES DEPOT, 16, DUKE STREET, READING.
OFFICIAL SELLERS WANTED.
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