A long established part of Oban Rotary's annual Golf Am-Am, the club's principal fund raiser for local good causes, has been it's raffle with the proceeds from this being dedicated traditionally to "Mary's Meals", the locally based charity which provides meals for under privilagd children in Africa and East European countries so that they can attend school and get an education.
Our picture shoes Am-Am Convenor, David Mudie along with Rotary President Iain Mac Intyre presenting a cheque for £700 to Mary's Meals supervisors Mary MacInnes and Liz MacNeil."
The Rotary Club of Oban raised the sum of £652 from the raffle at it's recent annual Fund raising Golf Am-Am and President Tommy McQuade is seen here handing the money to Jennie McMaster , the Manager of Mary's Meals, the well known local charity which feeds thousands of children in Africa and East European countries so that they can attend school. Oban Rotary is proud to support this local imitative and has done so for some years now.
Also in the picture are:- Am-Am Convener Dave Mudie, Mary MacInnes, and to the far right Alison Murray and Liz Mac Neill
The Rotary Club of Oban donated a £2,500 cheque to Mary’s Meals raised by a concert with the Audley Male Voice Choir in St John’s Cathedral in October. The choir, from Staffordshire, were joined by the Sequence Ladies Choir from Oban, pipers from Oban High School Pipe Band, and the Young Rotary Musician of the Year, flautist Katie Houston.
The Argyll charity’s community ambassador Bill Clifford said: ‘Any donation is being doubled, so it becomes £5,000. That will keep around 370 children in school for a year.’ By providing a daily meal in schools in the world’s poorest countries, Mary’s Meals attracts children into the classroom where they receive an education, which can set them free from poverty in later life. Currently every gift given to Mary’s Meals between November 1 and December 3, 2017 will be matched by ‘three amazing donors’ up to a total of £1.9m. Mr Clifford added: ‘We are grateful to the Rotary Club of Oban, the choirs, the pipe band and Katie Houston. It was an enjoyable afternoon. It will do a lot of good.
The Oban Rotary Am-Am raised a record sum of £725.10 from the raffle and once again this was passed to Mary's Meals, the well established local charity which provides meals for under privileged and disadvantaged children in Africa and some East European countries. Although based in Dalmally, Mary's Meals has brought world wide recognition to the Oban area through it's premises in Stevenson Street which enjoys a huge throughput of traffic.
Oban Rotary President Graham Fraser is seen here presenting the funds to local office manager Marie Rowan. Also in the picture is Mary's Meals volunteer Maureen Drummond and Am- Am Convener David Mudie.