Legion thanks Matamata for fundraising support
There has never been a Countess Mountbatten’s Legion of Frontiersmen (CMOLoF) Unit in Matamata, but for more than 25 years members living in the area and attached to outside units have provided support for many local activities.
These have included A& P shows, Christmas parades and sports days among other things.
Local members have regularly travelled to duties at most centres between Taupo and Auckland.
Bob and Beverley Chessum both served on New Zealand Head Quarters (NZHQ) – Mr Chessum as New Zealand Staff adjutant and Beverley as New Zealand Records Officer, and for the last few years were attached to A Squadron in Auckland.
Much of the A Squadron funds were raised from activities in Matamata and now that A Squadron is in recess and are no longer available for duties, Mr and Mrs Chessum wish to thank Matamata and its organisations for the support given to the CMOLoF over the past years.
A cheque for $ 41,000 representing funds from A Squadron and NZHQ has been presented to Starship Foundation.
The presentation was held at Manurewa RSA.
Four members of the Legion Reserve attended – Mr and Mrs Chessum from Matamata and Les Gutsell and Clinton Bowman from Auckland.
Bob Chessum spoke on behalf of the Legion Reserve and Brad Clark from Auckland District Health Board on behalf of Starship Foundation.
The cheque was presented by Clinton Bowman representing ex- A Squadron and Beverley Chessum representing exmembers of NZHQ.
This was followed by lunch with members of the Reserve and Starship Foundation representatives.
Generous: Bob Chessum holds the cheque presented to Starship Foundation by the Countess Mountbatten’s Own Legion of Frontiersmen’s A Squadron and New Zealand Head Quarters.