Re-Act Lochaber sets up shop in Caol

The Oban Times - - Districts -

RE-ACT Refugee Ac­tion, Lochaber and Argyll has moved into new premises in Glen­loy Street, Caol.

The not-for-profit hu­man­i­tar­ian aid project pro­vides vi­tal sup­port to dis­placed peo­ple all over Europe.

In the last three years, the group has filled three 7.5 tonne lor­ries with aid which has been dis­trib­uted to camps in Greece, Calais, Le­banon and Syria.

Lor­raine Whee­lan told the Lochaber Times: ‘We needed shelves so we could sort do­na­tions.’

A Lochaber busi­ness­man do­nated the time of two of his join­ers to make the shelves and Jew­sons, Fort Wil­liam, gave the char­ity the ma­te­ri­als it needed.

‘Re-Act thanks Brian MacInnes at Jew­sons and the lo­cal busi­ness­man who wishes to re­main anony­mous. We could not have done this with­out you,’ said Lor­raine. Re-Act Lochaber has grown to en­com­pass south Lochaber and Argyll, with drop- off points in Kin­lochleven, Bal­lachul­ish, Duror, Ap­pin and Oban.

The group is also look­ing for a stor­age unit. Any­one who can help should con­tact Lor­raine 07470 219328.

The Write Im­age. Pho­to­graph: Iain Fer­gu­son, Brian MacInnes of Jew­sons vis­ited the Re-Act base in Caol to see how his do­na­tion of wood for shelv­ing had been used. Lor­raine Whee­len, cen­tre, San­dra Smith, left, and Gay An­der­son thanked him for his help.

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