From the Cambrian News, 14th July 1916.
HELPING A GOOD FUND.Under the auspices of the local branch of the Surgical Requisites Association, a cafe chantant was held on Wednesday afternoon at the Old Assembly Rooms for the purpose of raising funds to provide bandages for wounded soldiers and sailors. There was a large gathering and the proceedings were of an enjoyable character.
Mr. A. J. Hughes, town clerk, in introducing Lady Pryse to open the programme, explained that the Association was a branch of Queen Mary's Needlework Guild. The branch was inaugurated at Aberystwyth in October and there were now eighty patriotic members who had the privilege of joining in that good work, in which they had shown great devotion. Each working member contributed sixpence a week to procure materials. The Association had sent to the head office 20,000 bandages which were practically entirely hand-made. A parcel of 500 bandages was sent every week and a special appeal was being made by the head office for further efforts. For that purpose more funds were necessary to procure materials and an increase of members would be welcomed. (Cheers).
Lady Pryse declared the function open and was thanked on the proposition of Mrs. Brown, seconded by Mrs. Jack Thomas.
The decorations were admirably arranged by Mr. W. H. Jones, Great Darkgate-street.