Lochleven Seafood Cafe hosts fair fundraiser for children’s hospital

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A community fund raiser was held on Saturday November 20 at the Lochleven Seafood Cafe, which raised money for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London.

The craft and produce fair, which also included a raffle and with the sale of coffee and cakes, raised £1,370 for the famous hospital.

Schoolgirl Skye Van Hoven, from Onich, has been unwell due to a rare disease and underwent a double lung transplant at Great Ormond Street.

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There were crafts and produce on sale.
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Alison Grieve, from the cafe, told the Lochaber Times’ that Skye’s school friends wanted to show her and her family that the community was there for them as their lives were upended over the past year or so to London and, due to Covid, they have not been able to meet Skye face-to-face since her return home.

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‘They worked hard  selling raffle tickets and helping to organise the day.

‘Skye herself has decided that the money raised should be passed to GOSH lung transplant department to help other children receive the care she did, although this was a hard choice as so many other organisations are helping the family through this difficult time,’ added Alison.

‘Many local businesses donated raffle prizes, and there was such great community spirit and love which made the day a great success.’