It is with deep sadness that we have to announce the death of our Chairman, Ray Butcher, on Friday 31st July, from complications resulting from a collapsed lung. Ray had been in and out of hospital since early June with breathing difficulties which seemed to have been treated successfully, but he had to return to hospital again a week or so later. He had latterly been cared for at home by Macmillan nurses. Ray became acting chairman in August 2016 after David Casper’s health prevented him from continuing. Ray was voted in as NACC chairman from February 2017, after which he competently steered the club through some difficult times. We have lost a dear friend and the club has lost a great chairman. His obituary will be published in October’s issue of Buzzing and on this website.