Corby group gives charities a boost

Mary Miller, Vic Hardy, Mary Gunnell and Jodie Mutch
Mary Miller, Vic Hardy, Mary Gunnell and Jodie Mutch

The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes held a fundraising night at Corby Conservative Club in aid of the Provincial Grand Primo Appeal of the year.

This year the Provincial Grand Primo, Peter Kingsnorth, has set out to raise as much money as he can in support of the MECP2 Duplication Syndrome Support Group, which supports sufferers of the condition which affects mobility and speech, and Troop Aid.

Mr Kingsnorth said: “They are both worthwhile but not well-known charities.”

During the evening presentations of cheques were made to representatives of other charities.

Mary Miller, the wife of last year’s Provincial Grand Primo, Jack Miller, presented a £500 cheque to Jodie Mutch and Vic Hardy of Lakelands Hospice, Corby, and another for the same amount to Mary Gunnell of Cransley Hospice in Kettering.

A cheque for £700 was also presented by RAOB member Tony Baker to Elaine Nicholson, chief executive officer of Action for Asperger’s.

If anyone would like to donate towards this year’s appeal, donations can be left at the Corby Conservative Club in an envelope addressed to RAOB.