Le­gion thanks Mata­mata for fundrais­ing sup­port

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

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.

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