Groups benefit from successful Lochaber Model Show

A packed Nevis Centre as people browse the many stalls. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, NO F18 Model show 07
A packed Nevis Centre as people browse the many stalls. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, NO F18 Model show 07

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The recent Lochaber Model and Craft Show, staged in the Nevis Centre, Fort William, has seen almost £2,000 donated to local good causes.

Organiser Robert Wilson got in touch with the Lochaber Times to say the event was the most successful show yet.

‘Following our most successful show yet, we were able to buy another 10 tables [£500] and, more importantly, donate £1,800 to good causes.

‘It feels strange that we seek sponsorship in one hand and give it away with the other. The reasons for the sponsorship is to cover the running costs of the show. Without it we couldn’t take the risk the show would lose money. It’s our safety net.’

And that generous safety net means the following groups and clubs received a welcome cash windfall:

Scottish Charity Air Ambulance Service, £1,000; Sea cadets, £200; Corpach in Colour, £200; Boxing Club, £200; and Roy Bridge Community Gardens, £200.

Mr Wilson thanked sponsors: Caley Timber and Building Supplies; Glenspean Lodge, Ian Currie; Highland Titles, Stewart Borland; A D J Stevenson; J & A MacDonald; Ferguson Transport; Davie MacPhee; Boyd Bros; McColl Brothers; George Stewart Groundworks; LBS Fort William; S & A Cameron and Heilan Toys N Collectables.

‘Thank you all for the generosity in these difficult times,’ added Mr Wilson. ‘All this would not be possible without the support of our exhibitors who came from near and far to support the show.