Around Oban – 30.5.19

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This weekend is a big one for everyone who operates a charity, with Oban and Lorn Lions Club hosting Charities Day in Station Square on Saturday.

It’s a wonderful day for local groups and charities to raise some money and have fun while they are doing it.

This year the theme is Carnival, which will be reflected in the parade and the stalls, so I’m expecting something really colourful and exuberant which will bring the whole town alive, although Charities Day always does anyway.

I’m always so impressed by the volume of people in Oban who volunteer and support the many local charities and groups, and keep them going on a day-to-day basis. It’s not always easy though to get the volunteers needed to keep things going and I know many charities struggle to recruit.

Oban and Lorn Lions are only one example of a group who could really use some volunteers to help out at the events they put on – a few hours a couple of times a year could be your contribution to helping make the world and our wee town a better place.

Have a look at the Lions website online to see some of the fantastic things the organisation does worldwide and if you think you would like to know more then our meetings are in the Royal Hotel at 8pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

While I’m appealing for help, I’d also like to mention the fantastic Oban War and Peace Museum. They struggle for volunteers and only require two hours a week or a month. Nothing too arduous is required and I know from experience how enjoyable it is meeting people from all over the world and getting to talk to them.  No specialist knowledge is needed, just your time and interest, which isn’t too much to ask to keep this wonderful wee museum ticking over.

The photograph last week was of the windows of Oban Masonic Lodge and this week’s photo is much easier, in fact, I’m being really kind this week!