The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes have presented Cornish charity Cornwall Hospice Care with an £8,250 donation. It follows a series of fundraising events organised by the Mid Cornwall Province. The money was presented at Mount Edgcumbe Hospice in St Austell. 

Brother Michael Lean was Provincial Grand Primo in 2019; “We held a number of fundraising activities over the last year, including quiz nights, a pool tournament, an auction, head shave, casino night, craft fair, whiskey draws and street and store collections.” Handing the donation to Senior Staff Nurse Claire Collings, he added; It gives me great pleasure to present this cheque to Cornwall Hospice Care as it’s a great local charity that’s dear to a lot of people’s hearts.”


The picture above shows (from left to right) Brother Michael Lean, Jemma Adams, Brother Peter Robson and Senior Staff Nurse Claire Collings from Mount Edgcumbe Hospice.

Brother Micheal Lean continued: “The money was raised by donations from lodges and brothers of the order. I thank them and Co-ops at St Austell, St Stephen, St Blazey, Roche, Indian Queens and Lostwithiel, Asda at Bodmin, Morrisons at Bodmin and Newquay, McColl’s in St Austell and Bodmin, Costcutter in Bodmin, Boots and Mountain Warehouse at Fraddon and Lidl St Austell. We also received the proceeds from the sale of kindling wood and scrap metal, as well as collection tins at Roche Victory Hall Social Club and Foxhole Social Club. I’d also like to send special thanks to Brother Andy Rowe of Foxhole Social Club for his help in allowing me to use the club at no charge and to Jemma Adams who assisted with all collections.”

The last eighteen months have been extremely tough

Anna Seymour is the charity’s Community Fundraiser; “We’re delighted to accept this amazing donation from the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes and can’t thank them enough for thinking of us. The last eighteen months have been extremely tough for us with the pandemic bringing chaos to our fundraising plans. Despite this we managed to keep both our hospices open and admitting patients and it’s donations like this that will ensure our end of life care is available to those patients and families in Cornwall who need us.”

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