The children’s generosity speaks for itself

Children in Crazies Hill were generous contributors to war charities.

Crazies Hill Notes

We commend the Children of the Day School for their generosity in contributing time after time towards the needs of the county during the War. We append the following particulars and consider that they speak for themselves.

In the year 1915 they sent 12/6 to the Fund for the Over-Seas Empire Day Gifts, and before Christmas of the same year 18/6 was sent to the Over-Seas Christmas Gifts Fund.

During the present year the following contributions have already been forwarded:-

15/- to the Star and Garter Home Fund; 10/- to the Over-Seas Empire Day Gifts; 6/- to the ‘Jack Cornwall’ Memorial Ward in the Star and Garter Home, and 13/- to the Wounded Horse and the A.V.C. Fund.

Wargrave parish magazine, November 1916 (D/P145/28A/31)

“It is wonderful how the poor have given, when prices are so high”

Even the poor were willing to give what they could to assist men disabled by their war service. The Royal Star and Garter Home was a home for the most severely affected, housed in a former pub called the Star & Garter in Richmond, Surrey, which was opened in January 1916. It still exists, although in different premises.

The collection for the Star and Garter Fund for totally disabled soldiers and sailors was a great success. Mrs. Cowie was able from the collections sent in to her to forward £10 3s., while other sums collected in Clewer brought the whole amount to £35. A letter of acknowledgement was received from the local Secretary, who writes: “I can’t thank you enough for the splendid help your Parish has given. Do thank them. It is wonderful of them to give so well. I am so grateful to all the collectors.” It is wonderful how the poor have given, when prices are so high.’

We regret to have to record the death of Sergt. Fountain, 16, Newington Place. He was killed in action last month, and leaves a widow with five young children. She has received several kind letters of sympathy from the Chaplain and others who knew him at the front, which show how much he was respected by all who knew him.’

Towards the end of September, it is proposed to hold a small Sale of Work and other articles towards the expenses of the Clewer Bandage Society. The price of bandaging has increased, but by means of the Sale it is hoped that the work of the Society may be carried on during the winter.

Clewer St Andrew parish magazine, Seotember 1916 (D/P39/28A/9)