Bingo night raises cash for Oban Hospice
The Friends of Oban Hospice, the fundraising arm of the Oban Hospice movement, based at the Dove Centre in Stevenson Street, held a bingo night last Saturday at the Argyllshire Gathering Halls which proved a huge success with £1,240 being raised net of prize money.
The evening was marked by much laughter and good humour with the large audience reacting to bingo caller Harry MacMaster’s banter, who was in superb form.
The Friends chairman, Iain MacIntyre, in his address to the audience paid tribute to the ongoing support and generosity of the local community for the hospice movement along with the work done by his committee, singling out Carol Bain and David Evans who initiated and organised the idea of a bingo night.
The general feeling among committee members and the audience was that the Friends should make the bingo night a regular event and, on the evidence of last Saturday, which was enjoyed by all concerned, Iain said: ‘Over to you, Carol and David.’
Iain, in his final remarks, expressed gratitude to those who had contributed prizes to the raffle: BID4Oban, Amore, Me, Myself and I, Homebase, Highland Fasteners, Craigard Decor and Nigel and Hazel Evans.
The Friends of Oban Hospice raised more than £1,200 at their bingo night.