The Assistant County Director and Officers of the V.A. Hospital, Ivybridge, desire to convey their grateful thanks to those who have by gifts of money and articles, as well as by loans of furniture, so generously supported their efforts to establish the Hospital. Special thanks are due to the band of willing helpers (including patients from Salisbury Road Hospital) who cleaned down the house, a stupendous task, accomplished in five days by dint only of very hard work, creating a record not likely to be beaten, nor it is hoped attempted. Much expense has been saved by the patients themselves, who have coloured and painted much of the interior, and done a considerable amount of carpentry. The Officers wish to acknowledge their indebtedness to the organisers and supporters of the various entertainments given to augment the funds (particulars given below). By the kindness of the Vicar a limited space will be allotted monthly to Hospital Notes. The first list of donations and subscriptions is appended. Unpaid promises will be thankfully received and acknowledged by Mrs Clapperton, Hon. Treasurer, V.A.Hospital, Ivybridge.
Donations and Subscriptions – £100, Mr F.E.R.Becker (Director of J.Allen and Sons, Ltd.); £50, Col. And Mrs Mildmay; £30, Maj. And Mrs J.Bayly; £10, Mrs Lindesay, Miss Matthews, Capt. J.W.Matthews, Mr and Mrs H.Alger, Capt. And Mrs H.G.Hawker, Maj. And Mrs Eden, Mrs MacAndrew (monthly), Blachford Estate Tenantry per Mr W.J.Woollcombe, Holbeton School Children’s Xmas gift; £5, Miss Deare, Mr H.D.Smith, Mr and Mrs R.H.Hughes, Mr and Mrs E..Hawker, Mr and Mrs H.J.F.Lee, Mr J.D.Pode, Miss Morris; £3/3/-, Mr and Mrs R.J.Clapperton, Mr A.G.Harris, Mr C.H.Morton, Dr C.E.Cooper; £2/2/-, Capt and Mrs Pode, Rev and Mrs Bampfield, The Misses Hawker (Plymstock), Mr G.F.Pearse, Mr and Mrs Ward, Mrs Orlebar (monthly); £2, Mr and Mrs J.Smerdon (yearly); £1/1/-, Rev J.F.Powning, Mrs and Mr Fuller, Mr J.L Horton, Mrs White, Mrs Tatham, Mrs Luscombe, Mr J.H.Glover, Mr and Mrs Mackay, Mr and Mrs Sincock, Mr and Mrs Birch, Mrs Windle; £1, Anon (2). Mr Luscombe, Mrs Carr, Mr G.F.Rider, Miss Mumford, Miss Nicholls, Mr and Mrs Mattacott, Rev J.Jameson, Mrs Partington, Mrs Friend, Mr and Mrs Wroth, Miss Toms.