Oban lifeboat’s fundraising group was busy throughout December engaging with the local community and running its first pop-up shop within McCaig’s Warehouse.
The stall, open every Saturday in December, had plenty on offer, including Christmas cards, calendars and souvenirs, with all takings going towards the running of Oban’s RNLI lifeboat station.
On Saturday December 22, fundraisers were joined by carol singers drawn from local choirs, led by Joy Mills and accompanied by accordion and fiddle, adding festive cheer. Oban lifeboat Mora Edith MacDonald stood by to show its appreciation and support during the afternoon.
Phil Hamerton, from Oban lifeboat’s fundraising team, said: ‘The four days of sales in McCaig’s Warehouse brought December’s total sales to just over £1,000. The combination of carol singing and the lifeboat’s presence on December 22 added to the festive cheer and, again, visitors and residents generously added to the collection.’
Phil added: ‘2019 is looking like an exciting year for our fundraising team with lots of events scheduled throughout the year.
‘Our thanks go to everyone who kindly donated or bought from our pop-up shop. All donations are gratefully received and will contribute to the running of Oban’s lifeboat station, ensuring the volunteer crew can continue to save lives at sea.’