Bingo night raises cash for Oban Hospice

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

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.

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