Model fundraiser

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

Vis­i­tors in Ben­der­loch took in all the sights at the week­end – in­clud­ing the lead­ing tower of Pisa, writes Kathie Grif­fiths.

The fa­mous Ital­ian at­trac­tion was just one of the minia­ture iconic land­marks fea­tured along­side dis­plays of small-scale cars, trains and planes at a die cast model show in the Vic­tory Hall over two days, rais­ing £1,067.

There were hun­dreds of ex­hibits at the show, which do­nated £300 to the hall for its up­keep and £767 to Scot­land’s char­ity Air Am­bu­lance. Ge­orge Berry from North Ar­gyll Die Cast As­so­ci­a­tion, who has been col­lect­ing mod­els since he was ‘ knee high to a grasshop­per’, said: ‘I’d re­ally like to thank every­one who came – to dis­play and visit. It was a great suc­cess.’

The event also brought a happy end to June and Bob Mann’s hol­i­day when they spot­ted a hoard­ing for the show on the way home to Leeds.

Bob is a mem­ber of the Model Bus Fed­er­a­tion: ‘It was a bit of luck,’ he said.

June Mann sizes up land­mark minia­tures at the die cast model show in Ben­der­loch.

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