THE chairman of Burnham’s BAY Centre had a surprise during a visit to collect a donation at the Ritz Social Club.

The club is the headquarters of Burnham’s Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, more commonly known as the RAOB, a fraternal organisation, and BAY Cemtre chairman Julia Elswood was there with vice chairman Mike Lang to receive a donation from the lodge.

But she was surprised to find the donation was for £1,000.

Lodge member Peter Frost said: “We had some money collected, and wanted to support something locally.

“There is so much going on at the BAY centre we thought it worthy of support.”

Julia said: “This is a wonderful surprise. We have several building projects in mind and this will go a long way towards supporting us!”