FUNDRAISING - FUN - FRIENDSHIP #jointhebuffs
Bro Andrew Sharp, ROH. PGP2015 Wharfedale Province is a recent affiliate to the lodge and avalued member of the Lodge. As has always happened over the majority of the past 20 years, Whafedale has given great support to leyland lodge andin return we have returned the support. To this extent, 5 Leyland members are affiliated to Jubilee Lodge in Guiseley, Wharfedale Province. Currently 3 of Jubilee Lodge members are affiliated to Leyland.
Bro Andrew is responsible for the introdauction of Bro Ross Medlow to the Leyland Lodge.
Bro Len is an ROH Member who recently lost his wife janet, a double Amputee. Janet lost both legs in the year afer Len's year in office when he headed the fund raising for MilesofSmiles which raised over £10,000. In 2016 he is ROH Vice President with plans for the coming year.
Along with other Lodge members, he puts heart and soul into supporting the Lodge charity efforts. Also, he forms a part of a number of Leyland Lodge member who like to go out visiting other Lodges.
Icon used in promotional material, now becoming widely used by other Buffs. It even has a badge in Keith (Badgeman) Hinchcliffe's collection.
PGP2011, PG Secretary 2007-2016, Kt Chapter Secretary 2009-2016)
A proud member of a Lodge that excels. Has served every Office at ML & PGL level. Very outspoken, but also very knowledgable. Achieved a Bachelor Degree in Business in 2009 after redundancy in 2006. Left Higher Education and into incapacity with hip joints failing. After a long wait, has the 1st hip replaced in 2014 and the second the year after. Now enjoying a new life pain free
Details from the Secretary
Who could not admire Bro Derry Staig. Bro Derry is a paraplegic who legs serve little purpose other than to drape his trousers on. Yet Bro Derry manages to travel by Bus to Leyland every Sunday from Lytham St Annes, changing at Preston half way. Unable to sit down during the Journey, Bro Derry needs the support of 2 sticks and amazing upper body strength to support himself.
A victim of what we believea miscarriage of Justice through suspension at the hands of another Province, Bro Derry refused to give in and fought his way back into the Order. Throughout 3 years of suspension he travelled a 40 mile round trip just to be with Buffs who stood by him, even though he could not enter the Lodge. Bro Derry now is a very happy "Buff" who loves what we do and deserves great credit for his behaviour even during dificult times.
Bro Derry also enjoys a battle of wits wit creatures of the water world. In spite of his limitations Bro Derry loves to go fishing and is very involved with his fishing club committee.