Charity Gifts Local & National






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Over the past years the Brothers of The Exeter Province of the RAOB G.L.E. 

 Have supported many charities and still doing so.

2017 Presentation by Ye Culm Valley Lodge 3708
to FORCE and MacMillan Nurses

Ye Culm Valley Lodge 3708 [known as the Cullompton Buffs], decided again this year to raise money for Local Charities and Organisations.They were approached by the Cullompton Town Choir for assistance in raising money towards the costs of replacement amplifiers, microphones and stands. They had already raised some money  towards this. The Lodge asked them for details of the equipment and they would consider this.The Lodge decided to raise money to purchase 3 microphones, stands and bags, totaling £318.97.Bro. Bob Legg R.O.H. decided to grow a full beard & have a sponsored shave, to raise money for Local Cancer Charities. On the 19th April, in the Halfway House [where the Lodge meet] Bro. Bob was shorn. By now we had raised over £500. The Brothers wanted to raise more and set a cut-off date of the end of August. During the next few months they and others supported raffles and 2 Brothers parade around in Kilts. The appeal rose to £1100. The Lodge decided on 2 Organisations [F.O.R.C.E. and MacMillan Nurses]. With a last minute influx the Appeal rose to £1200.On September 13th the Lodge Members assembled at the F.O.R.C.E. establishment [located in the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital grounds], to present Naomi [part of the Fund raising team] with a cheque for £800.On 4th October in the Lodge room, the members presented Bridgette [representative for MacMillan Nurses Devon] with a cheque for £400.Organisations and Charities like the above cannot carry on their good and vital work without donations from Organisations like ours.



2017 Presentation By the Exeter P.G.P. Bro. I. Pike R.O.H.
and the City Of Exeter Lodge 194 to FORCE.

The Head of the Exeter Province, R.A.O.B. G.L.E. elected each year is required to raise funds for a Charity of his choice. Brother Ivor Pike R.O.H. P.G.P. 2016 this year chose a local Charity, F.O.R.C.E. a Charity devoted to cancer sufferers, for strong family and Province reasons.

Due to the generosity of was Members, and the general public, the sum raised in 2016 was £2,024.00. This was presented on 7th. February in their establishment where the Members were welcomed with tea, coffee and biscuits by Sarah the Head Fundraiser.

The R.A.O.B. known as he “Buffs”, over the years have raised millions of pounds in different Provinces in the U.K. to help hundreds of needy Charities.

R.A.O.B.G.L.E. is Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, Grand Lodge of England. Antediluvian means “Before the Flood” indicating the age of our Order.

The City of Exeter Lodge No. 194 R.A.O.B. G.L.E. Presented F.O.R.C.E. with a cheque for £250.00 on Tuesday, 7th. February in support of the Exeter Province’s Appeal for 2016.

This is raised over the year by the Brothers of the Lodge weekly donations and is unanimously chosen to which Charity the money will be donated. This year the Lodge decided to support the Province Appeal so through their generosity, the Charity benefitted by £2,274.00 for the year 2016.

These Charities would never be able to carry on their good, vital work without the dedication and help shown by such organisations as ours.

The City of Exeter Lodge No. 194.




Exeter Provincail Grand Lodge appeal 2013 
Presented to Dementia South West  2014 
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Exeter Provincail Grand Lodge appeal 2012 
Presented to FORCE 2014 



On Wednesday, 26th. March, 2014, Members of the Exeter Province met at 5.30pm. at the FORCE building, Barrack Road, Exeter, to present a cheque to the value of £1309.35

in the memory of Brother Maurice Clarke R.O.H. H.M, P.P.G.P Exeter Province. Those present were Bros. David Moore .R.O.H. H.M P.G. Secretary, Ivor Pike R.O.H. P.G Trustee (who did the Olde English calligraphy on the large presentation cheque),

David Stubbings KOM P.P.G.P., Bob Legg RO..H and Derril Jones, the latter two Brothers travelled from Cullompton and went home to their Lodge Meeting afterwards. Accompanying them was Mrs. Janet Moore, Bro. David’s lady armed with a camera.

We were met and welcomed warmed by Mrs. Sarah Daniels and refreshments and gave us a detailed idea of the work carried out there for patients, and families followed by a very impressive guided tour. Sarah said that she felt privileged to be working in the centre, which gave her great satisfaction.

We all left greatly enlightened and feeling highly delighted to have been able to be involved in helping in some way to this very worthy cause.

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Ye Rattenbury lodge ,Beer,R.A.O.B, 2014
O.U.R.s Fund 


  Ye Rattenbury lodge ,Beer,R.A.O.B, held a social evening at Beer Social Club ,welcoming back 'some old members who thoroughly enjoyed a night of skittles, grazing ,and boozing. To make a night to remember a cheque was presented to the P.G.S. of the Exeter Provence Bro. David Moore R.O.H., P.P.G.P, for  the sum of £1,100-00 towards the Buff charity OURS. The cheque was presented. Rob Abbott R.O.H.  Whose idea it was 6 years ago to set up an Appeal Fund every year. All funds are collected within the Lodge, April to March each year.  Past benefactors have been Cancer Research, Macmillan Nurses, Children Born Deaf& Blind, Childrens Hospice S.W. The Picture shows Bro. Rob presenting the cheque to Bro. David surrounded by Brothers of the Lodge

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Grecian Lodge No. 5836,

On Friday, 10th. May, 2013 at 1.00pm. Members of the Grecian Lodge, No. 5836 including their ladies, 14 in total, assembled in the Exeter Hospice to carry out the wishes of Brother John Brock ROH HM and to support his lady, Rita.Brother John’s wish was to give something back to the Hospice in tribute to the loving care shown to him in his last days. When I had the privilege of conducting his Ivy Leaf Ceremony, the collection was to provide garden furniture for the patient’s comfort when in the Hospice.This was masterminded by Brother Roger Chiplin ROH HM who negotiated with The Range store in Exeter, and managed to get a reduction of £120.00  on the deal, collected it, travelling from where he lives in Lyme Regis, and spent three hours assembling it, and a friend assisted me with the plaque engraving.Brother Dave Moore ROH HM took all the photographs and everyone was delighted at the obvious pleasure of the recipients.This is, to my way of thinking, Buffaloism at its very best, and proving that our Obligation is not just words, “Succour and Defend a Worthy Brother in Circumstances of Difficulty or Need”. (Which also includes his family).A fitting memorial to a first class Brother, helping others to the last.

Just as a tribute to the nurses and staff, Brother Roger’s idea of the money left over was to go to their comforts, was readily adopted by the Lodge, too often they are forgotten.






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EXETER KNIGHT CHAPTER NO> 15
January 2013 together with the Secretary made a Donation , to support a special young lady Chi-Anna May Moxey, Age 12. 

 £100.00

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21/04/2013                                  Wonford Green Lodge       
£100.00  
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Ye Exe Valley Lodge. 6256

03/12/2012

During the course of the past 9 months, this lodge, in its usual generous mood, has donated £3,500 to various charities. The first to benefit was the Devon Air Ambulance back in February. On the occasion we gave the £500 and we subsequently invited to attend and witness the delivery of a brand new helicopter, which eliminates their need to rent one.Shortly after that we gave £500 to Tiverton Hospice Care. After due consideration and still feeling generous we then donated a further £1000 to each of the charities.

Finally we have finished our year of by giving £500 to Tiverton College towards the purchase of a badly needed new minibus.Sadly despite all this we have not had a single bit of interest in anyone joining the order, sign of the times.  I guess.This is a small lodge with a very big heart and now meets every two weeks on a Friday at Tiverton all members will be made very welcome.


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Ye Exmouth Lodge 235
14/07/2012

Bro John Thompson ROH HM together with his wife Tricia Thompson completed the Macmillan Miles competition today (14-7-12) at the Holden Forest and raise a fantastic sum of £500 towards this worthy appeal.   Bro John would like to put on record his appreciation for the donations and sponsorship that were made by the Brothers and Lodges of the Exeter Province.  Tricia would also like to add her appreciation to the members of the Whipton Arts Group, Exeter Arts Society, Topsham Badminton Club and all of her friends, colleagues and friends from Hampshire who sponsored her for this event.

 

Bro John and Tricia supported this worthy cause as their daughter Sharon who had multiple cancers, passed away 18 months ago.  The Macmillan Nurses and their organisation did an awful lot to support Sharon and her family in her final days.

 

Bro John added that if you can pass the warm up exercises at Holden Forest then the event was very easy by comparison.  Look out for next year when they both hope to repeat the event.

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Ye Rattenbury Lodge No. 6721   

18/04/2012

Once again congratulation to all the Brothers of the Lodge. For the gift of £1000.00 for a local charity called SENSE for the Deaf and Blind, the picture shows Brother Les Andrews R.O.H. presenting the Cheque to Ms. Judy Stone representative of the Charity with the Brothers of the Lodge.

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  2011 Exeter appeal By Brother David Stubbings P.G.P. 

  •  Exeter Province appeal For E.L.F.  Raised £1439.98 this amount was increased to £1500.00 

  • by his Lodge 

  • Ye Rose of Devon 7899 

On behalf of everyone at ELF thank you very much for the £1,500 which you kindly you so kindly presented to us on Tuesday on behalf of the Brothers of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes of the Exeter Provence following your year as Provincial Grand Primo. The generous donation is very much appreciated and will help leukaemia, lymphoma and other blood disorder sufferers in many ways. The official receipt (no, 21715) for £1,500 is attached.

Leukaemia, lymphoma and other blood conditions are life changing. Your donation will help those affected with the support they need through challenging times. ELF believes that patients in Devon and across the South West deserve the best care, equipment and research and with your help we can achieve this.ELF has been a charity since 1987 and has grown into a well recognised and respected South West charity. Over £4.5 million of funds have been provided for patients referred to the Haematology Centre, RD&E Hospital, of which ELF contributed £1.6 million to the build of the unit and has treated many thousands of patients. 

I encourage you to find out more about the charity by visiting www.elfchantv.org.yk or by popping into the ELF Office and meeting a member of the team. Thank you once again for your tremendous support.

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Coronation Lodge 7396
I have been informed by the Lodge Secretary that the Lodge have given to  Wonford Community and learning Centre's Celebration of the Queens Diamond Jubilee. The gift was for £100.
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Wonford Green Lodge No 10549
February 2012.The Secretary of the Wonford Green Lodge No. 10549, Exeter Province, suffered a stroke in 2011, from which he is thankfully recovering, and as a gesture of appreciation for the treatment he received, the Lodge collected enough to purchase two portable steps, a Digital Camera, skittles and a special bicycle for the Exeter Stroke Unit and received a letter of gratitude from Jules Jefferies, Head of the Early Supported Discharge Team, Sid Ward, Royal Devon & Exeter 

Ye Exe Valley Lodge Tiverton 6256

Wednesday 15th February 2012 saw the few members we have left pay a visit to the local Hospice care in Tiverton to present a cheque for £500. Only a small number from the mighty lodge we once were struggle constantly to raise funds for local charities.  On this occasion, we were hoping for media coverage, to let others who no longer attend be aware we are still very active within the community. Others have said so in the past, and I must reiterate that it is a sad sign of the times that our great Order is in decline, and would raise the question as to whether relaxation of the rules regarding membership may provide hope for the future.

B. Smith ROH. Lodge Secretary. 



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Exeter Knights Chapter 21 supporting Devon Air Ambulance 2012

Bro. John Thompson ROH took over the responsibility of  Knights Chapter Secretary in January 2011 and was unaware that the duty carried a honorarium for services rendered.   The Secretary declined to take the honorarium for personal reasons and requested that the amount should be donated to the BBC Radio Devon Air Ambulance Appeal.  On being put to the vote the Knights Chapter members increased the contribution to £100.  This was carried unanimously. 

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Rattenbury Lodge Beer Taken from Weekender News 02/09/2011 thanks to them


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Rattenbury Lodge Beer Presentation and open night Wednesday 27/04/2011

£1500.00 to the Macmillan Cancer Support

May I  thank all the Brothers of the Lodge for once again an outstanding Evening that we had with them again they are famous in the Exeter Province for there crab sandwich. 

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 Donation to the Air Ambulance at the end of last year.

  • again showing that we are supporting our area. A gift of £50.00
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  • 2011 02 22 Olde Manor Lodge Lodge 4585

A wonderful gift for the R.N.L.I. of £800.00 just before the Lodge closed 

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                ·       2010 Exeter appeal By Brother Allan Hewitt P.G.P. 
His Province appeal is For The local DIRECT this is for research into Diabetes. Presentation will  take place on Saturday 21 May 2011, 12 noon, at the Direct Diabetes Centre Exeter. £1000.00


 






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·        2009  Exeter appeal by Brother Alan Bushin P.G.P. 

His appeal was inward and outward

£761.25 R.A.O.B. Benevolent Fund  

£761.25 Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Cardiology & Dermatology C/O Taw Ward

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·       2008  Exeter appeal by Brother Maurice Clarke P.G.P. 

This Was made for the R.N.L.I. at Exmouth this Raised £2000.00

Date: 04/10/2009

Author: Jo Damsell, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer



The Exeter Province of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (R.A.O.B.) presented a cheque to Exmouth R.N.L.I. for £2,000 on Friday October 1st.

R.A.O.B. secretary David Moore R.O.H. said; “We chose Exmouth R.N.L.I. because they were having a new station and we thought that a little extra would help with other purchase of equipment they might need, and we wanted the money to go to our local R.N.L.I., not national.”Maurice Clarke of the R.A.O.B. was the main officer for the year and oversaw the fundraising. He commented; “It was approved by all that the appeal would be Exmouth R.N.L.I., we had raffles, darts, skittles and pool within our Province and raised the figure of £2000 with the help of family and friends. I was given a small R.N.L.I. teddy Bear and that alone raised £400 from members and friends.” David added; “The members throughout the world have always supported others with a need. With the R.N.L.I. in the past, we have purchased two boats for them. In the West Country we have supported within our Province from Lyme Regis down to Exmouth R.N.L.I. with donation.” The group had a tour around the boat and a talk on the R.N.L.I. by Deputy Coxswain Giles White. Giles said; “We are very pleased to receive this donation. There are always ongoing costs in running a lifeboat station, for instance it costs around £1,000 a year to train a volunteer lifeboat crew member.”

Photo attached: Please credit David J Moore.

Two R.N.L.I. lifeboats funded by the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes: First in 1887 served at Dungeness Second in 1975                                                                                                                                                                                                                             served in Hartlepool, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Appledore, Littlehampton, and Kyle of Lochalsh.

Exmouth R.N.L.I. has been operating since 1858. To learn more about the lifeboat stations past and present go to

www.exmouth- lifeboat.org.uk

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·        2007  Exeter appeal By Brother Nick Miller P.G.P. 

This was made for the following

                 £1350.00 Devon Air Ambulance

                 £1350.00 Grand Lodge Benevolent

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·        2006  Exeter appeal By Brother Joe Harkness PGP. 

This was made for £950.00 The local DIRECT this is for research into Diabetes

                Brother D. Moore had the pleasure of presenting a cheque to DIRECT on behalf of his friend and Brother Joe Harkness R.O.H. who sadly passed away just after his year of office.

      
              
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  •                            2005  Exeter appeal By Brother D. Moore PGP.
 This was for the following charities

£800.00 S.S.A.F.A. forces help Exeter

£800.00, Lupus Research

£800.00 York Convalescing Home R.A.O.B. Goods

£800.00 R.A.O.B. Benevolent Fund

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·        2004 Exeter appeal By Brother D Roberts P.G.P.

For Ellen Tinkham handicapped Children for Equipment £ 1740.00 




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