SANDS boosted by Buffs cheque

Ray Rucroft presents a cheque for �2200.00 on behalf of the Harbour Light Lodge, RAOB to Caroline Irvine from SANDS. With Caroline are Pamela Blackhall and Wendy Angus from SANDS and representing the Buffs, George Reid; Tony Pryor; Ian Christie; John Prentice and Bob Ballantyne.
Ray Rucroft presents a cheque for �2200.00 on behalf of the Harbour Light Lodge, RAOB to Caroline Irvine from SANDS. With Caroline are Pamela Blackhall and Wendy Angus from SANDS and representing the Buffs, George Reid; Tony Pryor; Ian Christie; John Prentice and Bob Ballantyne.

Members from the Harbour Light Lodge of the Royal Antidiluvian Order of Buffalos (RAOB), ‘The Buffs’, recently presented a cheque for £2,200 to the local Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Society (SANDS).

The donation was part of the Lodge annual Appeal and a number of fundraising events have been held throughout the past year toward this.

Buffs and SANDS, walkers and cyclists, at the SANDS Memorial garden in Aden Country Park. Tony Pryor presents a cheque on behalf of the Aberdeen Province to Caroline Irvine (SANDS) before the journey gets underway.

Buffs and SANDS, walkers and cyclists, at the SANDS Memorial garden in Aden Country Park. Tony Pryor presents a cheque on behalf of the Aberdeen Province to Caroline Irvine (SANDS) before the journey gets underway.

These events have been well supported and have included a number of Race Nights and a sponsored walk/cycle.

A significant amount toward the final total was raised as a result of the sponsored walk/ cycle event, the Buffs and representatives from SANDS took part in.

The event started from the SANDS Memorial garden in Aden Country Park with the cyclist and walkers going their separate ways before meeting up again at the finish, The Rocksley Inn, Stirling Village, where the Buffs hold their regular meetings.

This year`s final total has exceeded anything the Lodge has achieved in recent years and thanks were expressed to those who sponsored and supported them to help reach this total.

Journey`s end. Buffs and SANDS, walkers and cyclists, reunited on the finish line at the Rocksley Inn where the provision of some of the best homemade soup was most welcoming.

Journey`s end. Buffs and SANDS, walkers and cyclists, reunited on the finish line at the Rocksley Inn where the provision of some of the best homemade soup was most welcoming.

The Buffs would particularly wish to thank Emma Birnie, her staff and regulars at the Rocksley for their continued support to the Lodge and our fundraising events.

The members of the Lodge have still to decide on which cause to support as part of the 2015 Appeal.

“The Buffs”, or to give the correct title, Royal Antidiluvian Order of Buffalos, RAOB, is an organisation that supports philanthropic and charitable causes at both national and local levels.

Aberdeen & District Provincial Grand Lodge of the RAOB is responsible for five Lodges in Aberdeenshire, one of which is the Harbour Light Lodge in the Peterhead area.

The Harbour Light Lodge has been in existence since 1958 and in that time has given considerable support to a variety of local causes in Peterhead and the surrounding area.

The Lodge has predominantly held its meetings in Boddam with a significant number of years in their own dedicated Lodge room at RAF Buchan until the RAF vacated the site and the Lodge relocated.

The Harbour Light Lodge, albeit few in numbers, continue to function and now hold their regular meetings at The Rocksley Inn on Sunday evenings opening at 7pm.

Further information on the R.A.O.B can be found on its website at www.raobgle.co.uk or from one of the Lodge members on a meeting night.