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Macmillan Coffee mornings were held in both Strontian and Acharacle on Saturday.
The Strontian event proved so popular that the original venue, event organiser Janice MacKinnon’s house, had to be changed to the Strontian Hotel to accommodate the large number of people offering to bake cakes and to come along and eat them.
More than £950 was raised from tombola and cake sales. Janice said she was amazed at the total raised.
‘A huge thank you to everyone who baked, donated and came along to Strontian Hotel on Saturday morning, as well as to Debbie, Jody and Michelle for the use of the hotel restaurant and to all who helped on the day,’ she added.
‘For a small village to raise so much money for this cause shows just how important the MacMillan nurses have been to so many families, including my own, and how much they are appreciated.
‘I wasn’t sure people would want to come along to a coffee morning at the current time
so it was great to see so much support. Thank you everyone for your amazing generosity.’
Mary Lamont, organiser of the coffee morning in Acharacle Community Centre which
also had a groaning table of baking on offer along with a table of tombola prizes said the event had raised £465 on the day with donations still coming in.
She said: ‘It was lovely to see members of our community come out and support this worthy cause and to see the community centre back in full use and buzzing with laughter and chat.
‘We had a full tombola table which caused lots of excitement, thanks to the very generous folk that donated to it. A delicious table of home-baking enjoyed with the tea or coffee on offer.
‘Many thanks to the wonderful bakers who donated their time and skill to make it a
‘Finally a huge thank you to the gang of helpers, without whom this would not have been possible.’