After­noon vin­tage tea raises cash for groups

The Oban Times - - Districts -

HIGH­LAND Hos­pice Fort Wil­liam and Lochaber Show­stop­pers raised more than £1,400 by co-host­ing a vin­tage after­noon tea.

The 1940s themed fundraiser took place in Bal­lachul­ish Vil­lage hall on Satur­day April 8.

A to­tal of £1,460.52, which was split be­tween the two groups, was raised on the day

Mag­gie Wil­son of Lochaber Hos­pice skill­fully set the scene with vin­tage table­ware, lamps, or­na­ments, table­cloths and other dec­o­ra­tive items.

The Show­stop­pers pro­vided the en­ter­tain­ment for more than 80 guests, with soloists and the cho­rus singing a va­ri­ety of songs from the era in­clud­ing The White Cliffs of Dover, Cheek to Cheek and Doris Day songs.

Song sheets were pro­vided so that peo­ple could join in.

Jane An­gus of Lochaber Show­stop­pers helped or­gan­ise the bak­ing and prize draws.

She said: ‘ We wanted to do some­thing dur­ing the day for more el­derly peo­ple who wouldn't want to come out at night and we wanted to bring it to the wider com­mu­nity out­side Fort Wil­liam. We had a tremen­dous re­sponse.’

Ms Wil­son said: ' We were over­whelmed by the sup­port. Peo­ple came from all over Lochaber. We made ev­ery­one feel spe­cial and you could see peo­ple were shar­ing me­mories with the mu­sic.

‘The ta­bles were groan­ing with home-bak­ing and peo­ple do­nated items for the raf­fle. Thanks go to ev­ery­one who helped and sup­ported the event.’

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