The National Relief Fund was set up with Edward, Prince of Wales, as treasurer, which was to help families of serving men and those suffering from “industrial distress”.
“A full audience was secured for the Lantern Lecture in aid of the Prince of Wales’ Relief Fund at the Albion Hall [Horsham] on Tuesday evening.
“The Rev E.D.L. Harvey, J.P. presided. In opening he said there was some misapprehension about the fund which was purely one to which Sussex had already contributed over eight thousand pounds.
“They should be more than glad that there was no appreciable amount of distress in this locality and that therefore most of their contributions should be available for relief where conditions were less favcourable.
“The greatest want was for soldiers for this war which was going to prove a victory for Truth and Justice.”