A Ewingsdale man, R.A.J. Hart, whose family has a long history in the Byron area, has left a generous bequest in support of The Buttery’s youth programs.

Mr Hart, known to his family as “Jim”, and to his friends as “Tony”, had an enduring passion for supporting underprivileged children. According to a family member, Jim supported an orphanage in Lismore over many years, but also gave generously to a number of other charities supporting those in need.

The seventh of eight children, Mr Hart was a dairy farmer, as was his father. The site of The Buttery at Binna Burra, was originally a Norco butter factory, creating an interesting connection between this bequest and the site’s current use by The Buttery.

This bequest, which was one of a number made by Tony to different charities, will be used to support The Buttery’s Therapeutic Mixed Martial Arts for youth at risk, and a youth community project in the Jabullum Aboriginal Community.

To learn more about leaving a life giving bequest, please contact the Buttery’s CEO, or the Development Manager, in confidence 02 6687 1111

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