Ap­peal launched after golf club fire

Argyllshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A dev­as­tat­ing fire at Machri­han­ish Golf Club on Wed­nes­day De­cem­ber 19 de­stroyed the club­house and ru­ined a fam­ily’s life.

The club ste­ward’s flat, fam­ily home to Iain McLean, Agnes Ste­wart and Kirsten McLean, was burnt out and they lost ev­ery­thing, in­clud­ing both their cars which were scorched by the heat.

Cap­tain at the fa­mous golf club, over­look­ing beau­ti­ful Machri­han­ish beach in Kin­tyre, is Calum Macmil­lan who said: ‘The club will do ev­ery­thing it can to sup­port Iain, Agnes and Kirsten.’

A Just Giv­ing page set up by Fiona Nel­son, a friend of Agnes Ste­wart, with a tar­get of £20,000 hit £9,705, by 5.30pm the day after the blaze, with many gen­er­ous do­na­tions.

One of the largest was £500 from Jan and Jack Rothacker who wrote: ‘We send this with love and ap­pre­ci­a­tion for Agnes, Iain and Kirsten, salt of the earth souls who do so much for oth­ers x.

‘Hope it soothes your hurt hearts, know­ing how beloved and ap­pre­ci­ated you are.’

Ms Nel­son wrote: ‘Many of us know Agnes, Iain and Kirsten. Some might know Iain through his work at Machri­han­ish Golf Club, some will know Agnes through Camp­bel­town Gram­mar School and her end­less hard work for CGS4Gam­bia, help­ing oth­ers.

‘Kirsty will be known among her school and col­lege friends and her work as a life­guard and all of them will be known by the won­der­ful com­mu­nity of Camp­bel­town and Ar­gyll.

‘We can only imag­ine how dev­as­tated they feel.

‘Dig deep folks, let’s try and do the best we can to help them.’

The burnt-out club­house after the flames were doused. 25_c52­golf­club­fire04

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