£500 boost in girl’s cancer fight

Skegness Lions and Buffalo members are pictured with the cheque. Photo supplied.
Skegness Lions and Buffalo members are pictured with the cheque. Photo supplied.

A LOCAL tot’s brave fight against cancer has received a £500 boost from the Skegness Lions after they read about her plight in the Standard.

We reported about plucky Calle Cheatham’s battle with a brain tumour just before Christmas.

The local Royal Order of Antediluvian Buffaloes (RAOB) have been busy raising funds to help Calle’s family support the three-year-old during her fight.

Her mother has been staying at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham with Calle, and the money has proven vital in funding the family’s travel expenses and other living costs.

And that fundraising received a welcome boost from the Lions last week after their secretary was inspired to help by the Standard’s article.

Not only did he donate a dolls house for a fundraising auction, he also brought the appeal to the notice of the Skegness Lions Club.

The group unanimously voted to support the appeal at their last meeting, and as a result Lion President David Leese and several members of the Lions visited the Ex-Servicemen’s Club at Skegness to meet with members of the “Buffaloes” Lodge. David Leese had great pleasure in handing a cheque for £500 to Ken Hammond and Brethren of the Charles Farmer Lodge.

Collection buckets for the RAOB fundraising have been left around Chapel St Leonards at the chip shop, The Grange Hotel, and Chapel Bingo. They have also left collection buckets at Copperama and Cards and Gift in Skegness.

l Pictured are members of both organisations at the presentation of the cheque.