AN ASSOCIATION has raised over £1,000 pounds for another charity.

A branch of Northallerton’s Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (RAOB) has raised £1,250 for The Royal British Legion as part of its monthly donation to other causes.

RAOB is one of the largest fraternal organisations in the country that offers support to its membership and other charitable organisations.

Jubilee Branch, based at The Working Mans Club on Elder Road, Northallerton, raised the money as part of a month initiative to give to charity.

Ex-military Michael Castle, who leads the local branch of the armed forces charity with support from the Poppy Appeal Ladies (PALs) who do most frontline fundraising, said the money will go towards supporting ex-forces men and women to help them have better lives.

He said: “It’s very all-encompassing because there are so many things that could go wrong in service, whether that’s in or out of peacetime. Donations to The Royal British Legion contribute to their wellbeing.

“We’re very thankful for this donation. Without charities like the RAOB we could not survive, and this is a very big donation for just one charity, it’s fabulous. It is because of donations like this that we can continue to do amazing work for our service people and their families.”