Virtual fundraiser draws grand support

Robert Wilson hands over cheque for £1,400 to Susana Fernandez-Diaz (consultant surgeon at Belford Hospital.

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Organisers of Lochaber Model and Crafts Show are overwhelmed at the amount of support they received for their online version of the annual event.

This year’s fundraising show should have taken place on May 2 but, like many other events, was cancelled due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Instead its organisers moved the show online, inviting contributors to send in photographs instead.

Keen to still raise money for this year’s benefactors, the Belford Hospital, chief organiser Robert Wilson made a model of an NHS Highland lorry which was auctioned off during the online show as well as inviting people to make donations. The total raised was £1,400, a cheque for which was handed over to consultant surgeon Susana Fernandez-Diaz this week.

‘On behalf of the show organisers I would like to thank you all very much for all the kind donations and for the support provided over the show weekend,’ said Robert.

‘To raise this amount without having a physical show I think is brilliant, we should all give ourselves a medal.’