Lochgair prom­ises

Argyllshire Advertiser - - LETTERS -

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

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