Creative crafters raise funds for MS Cen­tre

Argyllshire Advertiser - - LEISURE -

IT WAS far from dre­ich in­side the Mul­ti­ple Scle­ro­sis Cen­tre, Lochgilp­head as it held its colour­ful craft fair.

As the rain poured down on Satur­day Au­gust 19, the MS Cen­tre proved a safe haven for brave shop­pers look­ing for a unique bar­gain.

Stalls from the MS Cen­tre craft group, A Touch of Glass, Fyne Crys­tals, Hand­made on the Hill, Sue Bland, cards by Donna Kennedy, painted rocks and knit­ted toys by Phyl­lis Cameron, Enchanted Roses by Cather­ine Kennedy, cakes and candy by Cather­ine Doogan, and frames, clocks and jew­ellery by Morag MacDon­ald and Hazel Sel­fridge of­fered shop­pers a wide range of prod­ucts to pe­ruse.

Or­gan­iser Sue Bland said: ‘It’s been a steady morn­ing for us, which is great since we’re rais­ing funds for the cen­tre.

‘It all came about dur­ing a con­ver­sa­tion about there be­ing few craft fairs for lo­cal crafters and how the cen­tre is try­ing to raise funds, so we thought why not make it a joint pro­ject.

‘It’s also been a great way to show off what the cen­tre’s craft group has been get­ting up to. And we’re hop­ing to do some­thing sim­i­lar nearer Christ­mas.’

In to­tal £170 was raised on the day.

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Some of the crafters in­cluded, back row: Ja­cob Bland and Chris­tine Doogan; front row: Donna Kennedy, Sue Bland, Morag MacDon­ald, Selene McArthur and Kirsty Brady.

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MS Cen­tre vol­un­teer Donna Shep­herd kept on top of the tea and cof­fee or­ders.

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