Lochgilphead women turn pink for breast cancer

pink bingo fundraiserThere 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

west caost motors cheque macmillan day suiteGenerous 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 marathonArdrishaig’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

head-shaveIt 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.

See the Argyllshire Advertiser,May 10 2013 and on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital for the full story and two pages of photos from fund-raising events around the area.

Four take to West Highand Way for friend battling cancer

a39ramblers01noFOUR MEN from Port Bann Holiday Park are walking almost 100 miles to pay tribute to a much loved friend and former colleague. Continue reading Four take to West Highand Way for friend battling cancer

Blooming Great Tea Party in Lochgilphead

tea-party-06_a26teaparty02GENEROUS locals braved the wet weather on Saturday June 23 2012 for a Blooming Great Tea Party at the Red Cross Centre. Continue reading Blooming Great Tea Party in Lochgilphead

Cancer treatment unit to be built at Mid Argyll Community Hospital

06_a13mahospital01-1A NEW unit dedicated to delivering treatments for cancer patients is to be built within Mid Argyll Community Hospital in Lochgilphead. Continue reading Cancer treatment unit to be built at Mid Argyll Community Hospital

Pink is the word!

06_a44pink01PINK 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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