Rotary deliver cards and gifts to Oban pensioners

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Unfortunately the Rotary Club of Oban’s annual OLDS Christmas lunch had to be cancelled again this year, due to Covid-19 concerns.

However the club have been busy bringing festive cheer to as many of our older community members as possible.

A team of hardy Rotarians led by OLDS convenor past president Ken Moncrieff have been able to deliver 300 Christmas cards and gifts, personally signed by current President Kees van Rein, to folk around the town.

Along with the cards there was also a lovely box of chocolates, a calendar and a small gift.

The club also ran the Christmas raffle with food hampers won by six lucky winners pulled from the hat , Isabel Grout of Connel, Pauline Black of Torosay Court, Anne Whitehead of Lynn Court, Jill Matthews of Lynn Court, Grace Wilson of Cawdor Terrace and Jessie MacFarlane of Dalintart Drive.

The hampers were delivered by Santa Clause (Past President Iain MacKinnon) and Mrs Clause (Junior Vice President Ciorsti Baxter ) with much fun and laughter.

The club is extremely grateful to Calum MacLeod and family  of Ee-usk and Piazza for generously providing the chocolates, MacQueen Bros for assisting with entries to the raffle and to BID4Oban for financial support.

President Kees said: ‘The Rotary Club of Oban would like to wish all our OLDS a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year, and hope that we have managed, in some small way, to spread a little love, thoughtfulness and fellowship this year, in particular.’