Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes.
Bedford and District Province.
1999 Provincial Grand Primo's Appeal.
Thank you for taking the time to read this page. I would like to explain what the appeal is about. Every year the Provincial Grand Primo (P.G.P.) runs an appeal to raise money for a local deserving cause, and during 1999 I have the pleasure of this task. My appeal for 1999 is for the High Dependency Unit at the Children's Wing at Bedford South Wing Hospital. My aim was originally to try to raise in excess of £3000 to purchase a Dinamap® Compact vital signs monitor. Fortunately for the hospital, they have been lucky and have had one of these donated. So now it's onto other things, a cardiac monitor to be precise. These cost from about £4000 up to £10000, depending on the faclities. The monitor required by the ward is detailed on the "Total Raised" page at a cost of £4120 (on the Ward cost).
Because this province is only a small one (approximately 90 active members, of which over 50 percent of members are senior citizens) I have decided to approach local businesses in the area and ask for their support. What I'm asking the local businesses for is either a donation or sponsorship of an event, and all I ask is that they please give whatever they can. I will be giving my time and efforts free of charge, along with the other members of the Order, this way the appeal will get the maximum benefit.
There are several methods that I will be using to raise funds, car boot sales, fun-days and fetes, organised events such as a charity golf match, a games night, quiz nights, just to name a few. I will be contacting the local media to ask for their support in advertising the events where possible.
I will also add my thanks to a Lodge from the Blackburn & District Province, the Shakespeare Lodge No. 10542 who have supported my appeal on my visits to this lodge. If any member of the Order is in the area, why not drop in and say hello, they'll make you very welcome, I can guarantee that!
I have started a page on my web site to list and thank all the companies that do support me, and should they have their own web site I will provide a link to that site.
I hope to update this page a regular intervals with information on how the appeal is progressing.
Thanking you in advance.
Bro. Chris Buckle K.O.M., Provincial Grand Primo 1999.
I would like to take this opportunity, to thank Yvonne Walker of Plasmon Data Ltd for her assistance in helping me prepare my appeal.
1999 PGP Bro. Chris Buckle K.O.M.