Eyes down for Dove Centre

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There was a full house for the recent Friends of Oban Hospice fundraiser held in the Argyllshire Gathering Halls.

The fundraising arm of the Oban Hospice movement, which runs the the Dove Centre in Stevenson Street, held another bingo night which was a resounding success both in terms of fundraising and enjoyment for the participants.

Harry MacMaster, the bingo caller, was as usual in excellent form and his enthusiasm and personality contributed to the very convivial atmosphere in the room, with old and new friends clearly enjoying each other’s company.

In his welcoming remarks, Friends’ chairman Iain MacIntyre once again paid tribute to the generosity of the local community in their support of  the Dove Centre.

Mr MacIntyre made special mention of the support from outlying areas and the islands, in particular Mull, where a Miss MacLean, acting on her own initiative, has raised in excess of £8,000 for the movement over the past few years.

Iain also complimented his hard-working committee, in particular Carol Bain and David Evans, who organised the event. Amanda MacPhail, who operates the Argyllshire Gathering was thanked specially for her ongoing support of Oban’s Hospice movement.

In excess of £1,000 was raised for hospice funds.