McCaig’s trib­ute to poppy ap­peal

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

OBAN’S iconic McCaig’s Tower went the ex­tra mile for the 2016 Scot­tish Poppy Ap­peal when it was lit up red for the first time.

The tower, over­look­ing the bay from Bat­tery Hill, shone poppy red at night to raise aware­ness of the an­nual fundrais­ing cam­paign by the char­ity Pop­pyscot­land.

The tower was was one of 19 iconic build­ings and struc­tures across Scot­land which joined in this pow­er­ful vis­ual show of sup­port.

Gor­don Michie, head of fundrais­ing from Pop­pyscot­land, said: ‘ We are de­lighted that McCaig’s Tower showed its sup­port for this year’s Scot­tish Poppy Ap­peal by light­ing up red.

‘We hope peo­ple will think about ways that they, too, can go the ex­tra mile in their sup­port for the poppy ap­peal. Whether it’s putting a lit­tle bit more in the poppy tin, or do­ing some­thing com­pletely dif­fer­ent to raise money, ev­ery penny helps us to of­fer life- chang­ing sup­port so we can be there when they call for backup.’

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