Buy a brick to help build hall

The Oban Times - - News -

IS­LAN­DERS are be­ing asked to Buy-a-Brick to help get a brand new scout and guide hall built in Tober­mory.

The old scout hall has fallen into dis­re­pair, but the clubs for young­sters are boom­ing and the com­mu­nity has al­ready raised £12,500.

Lynne Macleod, one of those in­volved with the pro­ject, said: ‘Plan­ning per­mis­sion has now been granted for a scout and guide hall in Tober­mory, which is is be­ing de­signed by lo­cal man, Bari Reid.’

Or­gan­is­ers say they are ‘ very ex­cited’ and have re­launched the Buy-a-Brick scheme which has al­ready raised over £ 580.

Lynne added: ‘The bricks cost £10 and to buy one go to www.just­giv­ing.com/ Tober­mor y-Scout- Hal­lIsle- of-Mull or watch out for leaflets be­ing de­liv­ered to homes. At present we have raised £12,500 from our fundrais­ing ef­forts and we were de­lighted to re­ceive £10,000 from the Kenny MacIn­tyre Fund.

‘Our hall is a vi­tal part to our lo­cal com­mu­nity and we now have a very ac­tive guid­ing and scout­ing move­ment in the area and it is also used weekly by our lo­cal keep fit guru, Carol Blakely, who has got us all mo­ti­vated with her va­ri­ety of classes.

‘The hall is of­ten used for birth­day par­ties, bingo evenings and com­mu­nity meet­ings. We still have a long way to reach our tar­get and we will con­tinue with our fundrais­ing and grant ap­pli­ca­tions. If you help in any way please con­tact jackie@mull­me­dia.com.’

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