Whop­ping £1,000 up for grabs in draw

The Oban Times - - News -

A STAR prize of £1,000 is up for grabs in a bumper char­ity prize draw be­ing or­gan­ised by Oban RNLI fundrais­ing group.

An army of vol­un­teers has been en­listed to help sell as many tick­ets as pos­si­ble to make the most of the fan­tas­tic cash prize, which has been kindly do­nated by John MacAlis­ter (Oban) Ltd.

All pro­ceeds from the sale of the £1 tick­ets will go to­wards sav­ing lives at sea.

Mike Robert­son, chair­man of the fundrais­ing com­mit­tee, said: ‘ We are ex­tremely for­tu­nate to get such great sup­port from busi­nesses and in­di­vid­u­als in Oban when we are on the look­out for prizes for our fundrais­ing events.

‘But we couldn’t be­lieve it when Peigi Robert­son, one of our long-serv­ing fundrais­ers, told us that when she had spo­ken to John MacAlis­ter about the pos­si­bil­ity of pro­vid­ing a prize he said he would do­nate £1,000.

‘This is the big­gest prize we have ever had and we can’t thank Mr MacAlis­ter enough for his gen­eros­ity. The onus is now on us to sell lots of prize draw tick­ets.

‘Oban’s all-weather Trent class lifeboat Mora Edith MacDon­ald is one of the busiest in the RNLI’s fleet and cov­ers a vast area of the West Coast, so we are hop­ing that as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble will sup­port this good cause, while giv­ing them­selves a chance of win­ning £1,000.

‘ We have a host of other fab­u­lous prizes which have been do­nated too, in­clud­ing a sec­ond prize of din­ner for two, cour­tesy of the Manor House, Oban, and third prize of cham­pagne after­noon tea for two, kindly do­nated by the Airds Ho­tel, at Port Ap­pin.’

To give the fundrais­ers plenty of time to raise as much as pos­si­ble from this great op­por­tu­nity the draw date has been set for Septem­ber 16. Tick­ets are avail­able now from all fundrais­ing com­mit­tee mem­bers, Oban Lifeboat Sta­tion and from var­i­ous other out­lets around the town, in­clud­ing The Iona Shop, Munro’s garage and Re­flec­tions hair­dressers.

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