Events were held regularly throughout the town to raise money for causes and to help keep up moral. The Rev Maurice Lutener and his wife Annie, who lost their son Richard to the War, organised balls to entertain serving soldiers on leave from the front line. In February 1917 the Llangollen Advertiser reported that the King’s Liverpool Regiment held their first ball at the Drill Hall in Oswestry.
There was a large turnout and a “very enjoyable evening was spent”. Music for dancing was supplied by the Regimental Band under Bandmaster Leadbetter. The M.C.’S included Capt. Murphy and Lieut. Gilbert. The following week the Holy Trinity Soldiers Institute also held a dance at the Drill Hall. This was a fundraising event in aid of the St Dunstan’s Hostel for Blind Soldiers and Sailors and the Ardmillian Hospital. Music was provided by Mr H. H Tim’s band.