Avast me hearties – join the pi­rate fun at Port Appin

The Oban Times - - OUTDOORS -

A PI­RATE-THEMED chil­dren’s fancy dress com­pe­ti­tion and fun day are be­ing held at Port Appin this Satur­day to raise funds for Oban RNLI lifeboat.

The lifeboat com­mit­tee is on the look­out for well- dressed young pi­rates to bring fam­i­lies and friends along to Port Appin Vil­lage Hall on Satur­day May 20.

Judg­ing will be at noon, with prizes of book to­kens and pi­rate torches for the three best en­tries.

A spokesman for the fundrais­ing com­mit­tee said: ‘ We have taken an ex­ec­u­tive de­ci­sion to leave the chal­leng­ing task of judg­ing who is the best dressed pi­rate to well-known Appin man Iain McNi­col.

‘All chil­dren must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult and we are hop­ing that fam­i­lies from Oban and district will come and have a great day out in Port Appin, to help us raise funds to save lives at sea.’

Chil­dren are in­vited to bring a dec­o­rated plate for an­other com­pe­ti­tion, with prizes kindly do­nated by Tesco, which will be judged at 1pm.

The event will be open from 11am-3pm and bed­ding plants grown by fundrais­ing com­mit- tee mem­ber Les Hazel­grave, who is head gar­dener at the Airds Ho­tel in Port Appin, will be on sale.

There will also be a model lifeboat dis­play by Oban man Ge­orge Berry, who is bring­ing along a dis­play of RNLI mem­o­ra­bilia.

A trea­sure map and lucky duck draw games and teas, cof­fees and cakes will also be on the menu.

Prize draw tick­ets, with a first prize of £1,000, will be on sale too, to raise cash for Oban lifeboat, one of the busiest all-weather ves­sels in the RNLI fleet.

Fundrais­ing com­mit­tee mem­ber Les Hazel­grave on the look­out for pi­rates at the pi­rate ship cre­ated by Papa Jim and the chil­dren at the Rain­bow Child­care Cen­tre in Oban.

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