Category Archives: Fundraising

Tearfund Quiz night

Sunday 10 November at 6pm in Achnamara Hall

Bring and share finger buffet supper and BYOB

Teams of 6 – bring a team or make up a team on the night. For the best chance of winning have a wide range of ages in your team so bring your children or your friends’ grandchildren. The more the merrier! Every pound raised will help transform the lives of people living in poverty.

There will be prizes for the winning team and a raffle. Raffle prizes will be gratefully received!

So please be generous……with your time, your talents and your money!

Achnamara lunch and crafts

Guests at tablesAchnamara Hall and North Knapdale Church joined together in their annual lunch and Christmas craft fair.Knitted Santa’s and decorations There were some lovely goods on offer at the craft tables. Mary’s knitted decorations sold well.Fraser McIver selling his bookFraser has published a book and was tying up his sales beautifully.Basket stall and decorations tableJane had a distinctive array of baskets and honey for sale. Lynne had some pretty hand painted Christmas decorations on her table.Jan’s pa8ntings stall with Nick’s puffer stall behindJan’s paintings were popular, as was Nick’s puffer table in the background.People eating at tablesA good time was had by one and all. Almost £600 was raised to be shared between the hall and church. Thanks to everyone who baked, cooked soup, made crafts and all those of you who came along to support these two good causes.

Shoe box appeal update

The date of collections in Campbeltown, Tarbert, Lochgilphead and Inveraray is THURSDAY 16TH NOVEMBER.

(The printed schedule was originally sent out with a different date.)

The times are as printed:
Campbeltown 09.00 – 11.00am
Tarbert 12.00 – 12.15pm
Lochgilphead 13.15 – 14.15pm
Inveraray 14.45 – 15.45pm.
Please contact me if you have any questions.

Best wishes

Margaret Tooth
Area Fundraising Manager,South & Central Scotland
Blythswood Care
35-37 Montrose Avenue
G52 4LA

TEL 0141 882 0585
MOBILE 07970 863533
Scottish charity no. SC021848

Pilgrim walk

In September, Ron’s Ramblers are planning to be the first group of walkers to pioneer a new long distance walk through Mid-Argyll called the Columba Route. The Heart of Argyll Tourism Alliance has already registered the route with the Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum as a Pilgrimage Walk, linking the Kintyre Way (Tarbert) with Oban and Lismore. It will again be a sponsored walk, this time raising funds for Mary’s Meals. They have an open invitation to all and hope that people will join them, either as walkers on at least one of the stages, or helping with the organisation and provision of accommodation. They will be joined by the Mid-Argyll Ramblers. Ron’s Ramblers are very appreciative of all of the donations they have received over the years and would be very grateful for any donation you are able to give to Mary’s Meals.

As part of this pilgrimage there will be a communion service in Kilmory Chapel on Monday 11 September at 10 am.