Lochaber Ro­tary bags £6,000 for good causes

The Oban Times - - The Oban Times The Northen Edition -

MORE than £ 6,000 was raised by Lochaber Ro­tary Club by bag pack­ing at Mor­risons su­per­mar­ket in Fort Wil­liam.

A team of more than 25 ro­tar­i­ans sup­ported by fam­ily mem­bers and helpers bag-packed morn­ing, noon and night over three days lead­ing up to Christ­mas.

A spokesper­son said: ‘ This is a tremen­dous fig­ure due to the gen­er­ous peo­ple of Lochaber. A spe­cial ac­knowl­edge­ment must go to Ron Gret­ton who has been fan­tas­tic or­gan­is­ing and man­ag­ing the event.’

Club pres­i­dent Paula Ross ex­pressed her thanks for the help she has re­ceived since tak­ing up her po­si­tion, passed on her new year wishes and en­cour­aged mem­bers to ‘ watch this space’ to see what events and or­gan­i­sa­tions will re­ceive sup­port in 2017.

She added: ‘ Through your con­tri­bu­tions, the Ro­tary Club has helped so many good causes in Lochaber, many of which have been re­ported in the lo­cal press.

‘ Th­ese in­clude the hugely suc­cess­ful Christ­mas Fes­ti­val, the in­ter- schools young chef pro­gramme, lo­cal chil­dren’s autism mu­sic ther­apy sup­port, set­ting up a new Brownie group, fund­ing the Plan­ta­tion se­nior cit­i­zens’ Christ­mas lunch, sup­port­ing the Kin­lochleven PoW event, un­der­pin­ning the lo­cal dis­abil­ity ac­cess panel, and this year the money raised from our an­nual golf tour­na­ment passed the £ 50,000 mark.’

Lochaber ro­tar­i­ans and helpers gave up their own time to bag pack in Mor­risons, Fort Wil­liam, in the lead up to Christ­mas.

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