Oban Rotary helps Alex towards China fund

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The Project Trust, which is based on the island of Coll, supports youngsters during their gap year to broaden their experience by going overseas to mainly developing countries where they can assist educational needs at a local level.

Each student has to raise £6,200 to cover their costs and 17-year-old Alex Hardie, who attended Oban High School, is seen here receiving a cheque for £500 from Oban Rotary president Iain MacIntyre towards his fundraising. Also in the picture is past-president Ken Oxland.

Alex is to spend his gap year in China teaching English.

Oban Rotary is renowned for its support of local youth development.