Funds pour in for golf club fam­ily

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

Last week’s dev­as­tat­ing fire at Machri­han­ish Golf Club not only de­stroyed the club­house it ru­ined a fam­ily’s life. The club ste­ward’s flat and the fam­ily home of Iain McLean, Agnes Ste­wart and Kirsten McLean was burnt out and they lost ev­ery­thing, in­clud­ing both their cars which were scorched by the heat. Club cap­tain Calum Macmil­lan said: ‘The club will do ev­ery­thing it can to sup­port Iain, Agnes and Kirsten.’ A Just Giv­ing page set up by Fiona Nel­son, a per­sonal friend of Agnes Ste­wart, with a tar­get of £30,000 hit £28,092, by 12pm on Mon­day with many gen­er­ous do­na­tions. One of the largest do­na­tions 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.’ A raf­fle at Skip­in­nish’s Vic­to­ria Hall gig on Fri­day night added more than £400 and a church col­lec­tion raised nearly £600 on Sun­day.

The Camp­bel­town crowd waved mo­bile phone lights as Skip­in­nish re­called an­other tragedy. The band played Wish­ing Well, its char­ity sin­gle for Barra girl Eilidh Ma­cleod who was killed in the Manch­ester Arena bomb­ing. 25_c52skip­in­nish02

Karen Cairns and Graeme McPhail at the Skip­in­nish con­cert. 25_c52skip­in­nish04

Colin and Re­becca Camp­bell trav­elled from Scun­thorpe for the Skip­in­nish gig. 25_c52skip­in­nish03

Mhairi Hen­drie and her dad Robert Hen­drie take a break from danc­ing at the gig. 25_c52skip­in­nish07

Skip­in­nish on stage at Vic­to­ria Hall. 25_c52skip­in­nish01

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