Mid Argyll Rainbow Valley weekend another success for charity

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This year’s Rainbow Valley fundraising weekend marked the 10th anniversary of Johanna MacVicar’s death following a long battle with cancer.

Angela MacVicar, her mum, thanked people in Mid Argyll once again for  continuing to support the cause in her daughter’s memory.

See more photos and find out more about the weekend in the Argyllshire Advertiser, May 8 2015, also available online.

Daffodil Ball dances into cash for charity

daffodil ball Tarbert

Fundraisers at a glittering Tarbert dinner dance raised more than  £4,000 for cancer carers.

The first ever Daffodil Ball was organised by four members of Mid Argyll Marie Curie Cancer Care’s (MAMCC) fundraising committee.

See more photos and more details in the Argyllshire Advertiser, April 3 2015, also available online.

Lochgilphead women turn pink for breast cancer

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There was a full house in the MS Centre in Lochgilphead as women turned to bingo to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Organised by Rose Taylor, pink bingo saw woman don their finest pink attire to raise funds for breast cancer charities while winning coveted prizes.

More photos and the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, October 31 2014, also available online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

West Coast Motors staff dig deep for charity

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Generous employees at West Coast Motors coach and bus company have donated £2,000 to Lochgilphead’s Macmillan Day Suite which they raised at their annual staff party.

More than 100 staff attended the party at Oban’s Argyllshire Gathering Halls, which featured an auction with some top prizes.

See the Argyllshire Advertiser, May 16 2014 for more. Also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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Runner raises £200 for children’s charity

james maclachlan children with cancer london marathon

Ardrishaig’s James MacLachlan, who is preparing to run the London Marathon for Children with Cancer UK, raised £200 at a charity event on Saturday March 15.

Read more about what is driving James forward in the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 21 2014. Also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Hair-raising experience in aid of Rainbow Valley


It was a hair-raising experience for a number of people across Mid Argyll when they went for a not-so-quiet  drink at Lochgilphead’s Argyll Hotel – and lost their hair in the process as they went head to head with a razor in aid of the Rainbow Valley charity.

The charity aims to fulfil the vision of cancer-victim Johanna MacVicar, who died in 2005, and create a centre of refuge where people affected by cancer can go for advice and support.

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Pink is the word!


PINK dresses, t-shirts, jumpers and pinnies filled Lochgilphead on Friday as people celebrated Pink Friday.

A campaign organised by Breast Cancer Care, Pink Friday was launched with a coffee morning at Mid Argyll Community Hospital and raffle at Ferguson’s butchers.

Found out just how generous Mid Argyll is in this week’s Argyllshire Advertiser, November 4, or on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

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