£1,500 donation to Hospital Watch

Buff's cheque presentation to Skegness Hospital Watch
Buff's cheque presentation to Skegness Hospital Watch

THE CULMINATION of three months of charitable efforts by a local philanthropic and social group has raised a four figure sum for health facilities.

The Skegness branch of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (ROAB) donated £1747 to Skegness Hospital Watch during a presentation evening at the Ex-Serviceman’s Club.

Hospital Watch’s Geoff Poulter attended the evening last Saturday to receive the cheque and was delighted with the total raised.

He said: “I thought the enthusiasm they showed to raise all that money was fantastic.

“They put a tremendous show on and made us feel very welcome.”

The money was raised at car boot sales, raffles, a race night and a sponsored hair dying.

Group member Ken Hammond said: “We would like to thank Amanda from Hairs and Graces for doing the sponsored hair dye, Lincs Cards and Gifts and everybody else who has helped.”

The donation will add to the rapidly escalating total Skegness Hospital Watch and the League of Friends have been raising to purchase diagnostic equipment for Skegness Hospital.

The health campaigners hope to amass £42,000 to purchase three of the blood testing machines, which can diagnose strokes, heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s to potentially life saving effect.