Dance boosts Mod funds by £1,294

The Oban Times - - News -

FUNDRAIS­ING for next year’s Royal Na­tional Mod in Lochaber be­gan in earnest at a dance near Fort Wil­liam.

Held in Caol Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Fri­day Oc­to­ber 28, Trail West en­ter­tained a crowd of 170 peo­ple who, ac­cord­ing to or­gan­is­ers ‘danced the night away’.

Moira Robert­son, a mem­ber of the Mod com­mit­tee, said: ‘It was a fan­tas­tic night. We raised £1,294 plus £4,774 from our grand raf­fle which is bril­liant. There was a real mix of peo­ple who came along from aged 18 to al­most 80 and they never left the dance floor.’

The com­mit­tee hopes to raise more than £10,000 for next year’s fes­ti­val and although they have al­ready held smaller events, the official fundrais­ing launch on Fri­day was a huge step to­wards their tar­get.

Moira added that among other plans, the com­mit­tee has or­gan­ised bag pack­ing in Mor­risons su­per­mar­ket on Sun­day De­cem­ber 18 and there will be a dance in the Ne­vis Cen­tre on March 4 2017 fea­tur­ing Màn­ran.

When asked about con­cerns over sig­nif­i­cant cuts to fund­ing of the Ne­vis Cen­tre, which is to host the 2017 Mod, Moira said: ‘ We can’t af­ford to worry, we have to just carry on re­gard­less.’

Pho­to­graph by An­thony MacMil­lan.

Some mem­bers of Fort Wil­liam’s Royal Na­tional Mod com­mit­tee at the official launch of their fundrais­ing.

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