Sir We received the following thank you message from someone who attended our Auction of Promises on October 28: ‘What a great evening! Well done and many thanks to The Lochgair Association committee for all your hard work in organising this hugely successful event...a lively, sociable evening with lots of laughter. Just what we all needed after such a wet, miserable day.’
When we came up with the idea of an Auction of Promises we were not sure what the response would be. Thanks to our 20 donors and the generosity of our bidders, once all the promises have been delivered this one-off event will have raised more than £1,000 in aid of funds to improve the village’s facilities.
As well as this, the auction has demonstrated that a tiny village like ours has an incredible range of skills and knowledge to share with other folk. Our beautiful setting makes Lochgair ideal for watersports, and not surprisingly ‘sailing instruction’ and ‘lessons in knot, splicing and whipping’, ‘training in open canoeing’, and ‘a day sail’ were popular offerings. Some of the highest bids were for group offerings such as ‘a day of pre-festive activity updating ancient Christmas decorations’.
On the same theme a fun lot was ‘help with writing and delivering Christmas cards’.
A last minute lot ‘a delicious authentic Thai meal of your choice served at a waterfront property’ raised the most money from two single bids.
Even the auctioneer got lucky with her bid for ‘an opportunity to try out a Kinesiology treatment’ provided by Starlight Therapies. Can we thank everyone who came along and filled our little hall to bursting point. Even if you didn’t win the bid of your choice, thanks for your support.
The Lochgair Association