Council’s donation supports community

John Grant from Owen Sails cutting out the material for the gowns for frontline NHS staff.

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Oban Community Council has donated £3,000 to help keep NHS workers safe and families fed.

A donation of £1,000 has been given to Oban High School toward making visors for front line workers and another £1,000 has gone to Benderloch-based Owen Sails for materials it needs to keep making scrubs and gowns for medical staff.

The community council also gave £1,000 to the Hope project in Soroba Road in memory of volunteer stalwart Jessie Scott who died in April from COVID-19. The money will be used to help send out food boxes to people in need.

Community councillors have also applied to SSE power company for £3,000 to help fund making more PPE for the community.

Community council chairman Marri Malloy said: ‘Even though the community council is not meeting for now we are still supporting the town as best we can.’