Morag MacLean, the manager of the North Argyll Carers Centre, is seen here accepting a cheque for £4,000 from Tommy McQuade, President of the Rotary Club of Oban. Also in the picture are Rotarians Iain Mac Intyre , Senior Vice President and Douglas Small, Junior Vice President.
This donation is the first tranche of an agreement whereby Oban Rotary from its fund raising will provide the Carers Centre with £4000 each year for the next 3 years i.e. £12,000 in all to support the work of the Centre's young carers service. The young carers service includes youngsters from 8 to 18 years old who for one reason or another are responsible for looking after someone be it a parent or a close relative. The money from Oban Rotary, which will attract match funding , will go towards providing respite for the young carers e.g. holidays, days a way, training etc. The Rotary Club of Oban , who operate a very active Youth Services Section based on maintaining a close relationship with local schools are delighted to be assisting the North Argyll Carers Centre with the good work they do in this area.