TT100-Please Bring Our Boys Back Home Song Release 5th March

A host of Tarbert musicians and song writers have come together to produce a single dedicated to the Nancy Glen campaign.

The single, recorded at the Templar Hall in Tarbert on Saturday February 10 and Sunday February 11, will be released with the title ‘#TT100 Bring Our Boys Back Home.

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Press Release by Silvio Gigante 

The musicians from the Local Fishing Community of Tarbert-Kintrye Scotland, have pulled together to produce this timeless classic.

TT100-Please Bring Our Boys Back Home. A song written and produced by Silvio Gigante and Simon Greatbatch with support from various Local Musicians (Loch Fyne Pipe Band) and the beautiful vocals of Beatrice Catherine, Tarbert Academy Choir and Beth Atkinson.

The song is a tribute to remember Duncan MacDougall and Przemek Krawczyk who sadly lost their lives on the 18th of January 2018 in a fishing boat tragedy.

All sales from this record will go to the families and their memorial of choice. We understand that no amount of money can replace the lives of those lost, but hope they can see that they are not alone.

This is a tribute to the Nancy Glen and Kintyre in Scotland as a whole. So please support this record by purchasing and downloading a copy of the single or as many as you wish. All sales will be going to Clyde Fishermen’s Association. Who have been Amazing so far.

The community have raised nearly £250k+ in a crowd funding effort. The community have been AMAZING and you should all be proud.

The Song will be released on Itunes “Please Bring Our Boys Back home”. On the 5th of March and is available for pre order from today- link to follow. We have support from Deacon Blue, Alex Salmond and Argyll FM. We are also pushing for other media avenues- so will keep you posted.

If you require a CD please ask someone who can purchase a copy on your behalf (As a download) and on receipt of purchase we can arrange a CD for you. You will need to have proof of purchase from iTunes/Spotify and such please.

We would appreciate all public/community support by buying a copy of this beautiful song. Please share, like and spread the word on all multi media platforms. This is your opportunity to create an everlasting legacy and tribute for the families affected by such tragedies.

We need to sell as many copies of the song in order to chart it and what a legacy this would be if achieved. This is your chance to make history and let this beautiful song be the SOUND OF KINTYRE.

This song is a beautiful tribute using the best of Scottish musicality with all the classic melodies of a cultured POP song.

It would be Amazing if we could hit the charts but WE NEED EVERYONE ON BOARD. When the link has been shared please share and show your love and support this song. Lets make this go viral!!!

This truly has been an inspirational effort from all local musicians, singers and WELL DONE!. I hope you enjoy the song and feel the energy, love and passion within this song.

With respect and love to the communities of Argyll, Kintyre, Scotland and the World. Please support this fantastic song and give the families and children of the families, a beautiful legacy that they will never forget!

Further details and links to buy a copy will follow soon

Part 8, The Nancy Glen Campaign Continues

A coffee morning was held at Templar Arts And Leisure Centre, at the time of going to press they had raised £13,000!

Nancy Glen’ coffee afternoon in the Templars Hall, Tarbert.
Nancy Glen coffee afternoon in the Templar Hall, Tarbert.

An incredible amount from such a small village!

TALC Coffee morning, fundraiser. Photo from Argyllshire advertiser

On the 3rd of February a candle was was switched on by Mathew Ramsay of the Fishermen’s Mission at the harbour and will stay on until the men are returned to their families.

The candle is housed in a case which features photographs of the missing men, thought to be still aboard the wreck, and the Nancy Glen itself.

Robert Macleod thanked everyone for coming in the Tarbert Facebook group.

Thank you all for coming tonight.

As I said this evening [Tarbert] you are a remarkable village and people! Every day since the 18th January 2018, when the Nancy Glen sunk in the waters of Lochfyne ‘All Things Tarbert’ reminds me and others of your heart and generosity.

Thank you for turning out tonight because it communicates your continuing compassion, sympathy and solidarity to Gosia, Dawn and their children as well as the extended MacDougal family that you are with them, thinking of them, feeling for them and living with the same hope as them – that we will be able to bring the boys home.

We gathered tonight to do something very symbolic! Light a candle – a candle that will remain lit until that moment of the boys return becomes a reality.

Candles do not talk but they speak! They have a variety of spiritual and symbolic meanings: adoration, love, sacrifice, joy, hope and mourning to name but a few – and without using words they speak. When Mathew Ramsay, Fishermen’s Mission representative lit the candle on the quay tonight it spoke to many hurting hearts. Doubtless, it will continue to speak to our community until the boys are home.
Again, our thanks to Catriona Hood and Kenny MacNab for their contributions – most of all our thanks to you for coming along on a cold winter’s night. May what we did tonight be the first and last time we have to do so!

The Loch Fyne Pipe Band have posted a cryptic message on their page, so keep an eye on their page for further details of the project!

On the official Nancy Glen Fundraising Facebook Page, one kind fellow fisherman has offered his car as a raffle prize, so do buy a ticket!

There is also an auction for you to bid on a luxurious break at  La Casa De Abajo Villa, Costa del Sol

The Lodge Loch Fyne 754 raised over £1000 with their coffee morning this morning!

Scottish Canals are holding a fundraising raffle!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Donate whatever you can on the Just Giving Site here 
  2. Send a screen shot as proof of entry that has your name and the amount you’ve donated with the text “Scottish Canals raffle” to Helen.Cunningham@scottishcanals.co.uk
  3. You’ll then receive one raffle number by email for every £10 donated
  4. We’ll hold the draw on the 01/04/2018 electronically using a random picker
  5. Winners notified by email

Prizes

  1. A 2 week licence for use on any Scottish Canal.
  2. Crinan Canal return transit
  3. Trip for 4 on the Falkirk Wheel including lunch to a value of £40
  4. Free entry for 4 to the Kelpies
  5. Others to be announced

To be continued

If you are fundraising for the Nancy Glen Campaign and I have not yet covered your event you can leave a message below or contact me direct.

I still have many more to add so bookmark Tarbert Online and check back soon.

The Nancy Glen Campaign Continues (Part 5)

Clachan Village Hall have organised a coffee evening, with baking, raffles all funds raised dedicated to the crew and families of the Nancy Glen.

 

Coffee Evening Clachan Village Hall, Fundraiser, nancy Glen, Families and crew
Coffee Evening Clachan Village Hall

 

A post by Helen Gilchrist was also shared to the All Things Tarbert facebook group;

The Amazing amount of £5600 was raised for The Nancy Glen ,between the quiz at Stronvaar & the squares we sold on Friday at the coop & also all the many donations ,There’s to many names to thank everyone & I would hate to miss out anyone..So a huge thank you to every one of you who gave so willingly..its a great wee toon…Our Thoughts are with Tarbert..💕

Campbeltown Grammar School made a donations box to keep in the foyer

Donations, Campbeltown Grammar Scholl, Nancy Glen Campaign
After thoughtful suggestions by pupils, there will be a collection in aid of the Nancy Glen Fund in the school foyer all this week.

Clachan Calamities are  Fund raising for NANCY GLEN fund

We hope to be able to emulate some of the fantastic work that has been done so far. Well done !

Tarbert’s own “MRS BROWN” says,

“MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL
I’ll SEE YOU ALL MARCH 3rd 7pm at TARBERT VILLAGE HALL !”

A proportion of ticket sales will be donated to #bringourboyshome

BOTANICA RESTAURANT with ROOMS are hosting a fundraising lunch.

Nancy Glen Fundraiser Lunch @ Botanica
Saturday 3rd of February from 11am till 2.30pm

Our wonderful suppliers will donate food which we will cook and serve, 100% of the takings from the lunch will be donated to the fund .
Menu won’t have prices – you just pay what you want. 
Please join us and help raise the funds that are desperately needed for our neighbours in Tarbert .
We would like to help, as a family, as business, as local people, as parents, we really hope everyone on Saturday can come and support

The Brow Clinic Argyll also organised a fundraiser;

I would just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who entered the competitions I ran for the Nancy Glen campaign.

I have been working in Tarbert for a while now and have a lovely client base there, I am so pleased to have been able to help and give something back.

I am sure I speak for a lot of people when I say this awful tragedy has touched many people and I can only give my heart felt condolences to the families affected.

I am pleased to say I have managed to raise £520 and I will be donating it to the just giving page later today.

Again thank you to everyone who entered and my apologies to the people who didn’t get a number.

I will hopefully be doing a live video on here later today for the winners of the competitions so please keep an eye out.

Good luck

Kelly💖

Continue to part 6

The Nancy Glen Campaign Continues To Grow (Part One)

It’s just over a week since the Fishing Tragedy in Tarbert, I know I am not alone in feeling a desperate sadness and urgent need get Duncan MacDougall and Przemek Krawczyk back to their loved ones.

As the real horror began to unfold, an incredible show of love and support came from the people of Tarbert, within days as the news was spread, more and more people came forward to offer any help they could.

We were all thankful that John Miller had been rescued, but also  desperately worried as time passed and the realisation hit that the men never managed to escape the Nancy Glen as she went down.

Their families are heart broken and are desperate to find them so they can give them a proper burial and say goodbye. sadly, because she sank so deep it will not be easy to find them and specialist equipment will be needed.

The chairman of The Clyde Fishermen’s Trust Kenny MacNab started the Nancy Glen Campaign to raise funds for the families of the missing men,.

The initial response was overwhelming and still continues to grow.

Many people took to social media to get the tags trending, hoping that it would reach out to others to raise awareness of the campaign.

I cannot begin to imagine the heartache their families are facing, but I admire their dignity and fierce determination.

Here is how Tarbert (and beyond) are helping to bring our boys home.

Thank you so much to everyone! I have no doubt Tarbert will get their boys home!

It started with messages of support.

As well as donating to The Nancy Glen Campaign people were coming up with ideas to raise more funds.

I think they all deserve a mention and I hope I manage to include each and every one of you that have come up with a plan to raise more money, determined to help the families involved in this awful tragedy.

Local Hotels helped keep the search teams feed and watered, I know the Tarbert Hotel fed some of our Coastguards, The Islay Frigate also kept the search teams nourished.

The Nancy Glen Campaign, The Islay Frigate, Food and Drink, Support
Tonight Thursday 25th, please come and take advantage. Available to anyone at all involved, fishermen, coast guard, police etc. Come get a, heat, a feed and quench your thirst

 

Continue to part two

Salmond tells ‘heartless’ UK Government to raise boat wreck

FORMER First Minister Alex Salmond has called on the UK Government to pay for the raising of the Nancy Glen fishing boat which sank in Loch Fyne, with the bodies of missing fishermen Duncan MacDougall and Przemek Krawczyk thought to be on board.

The Clyde Fishermen’s Association and the men’s families have started fundraising campaigns to salvage the boat so that the two men can be buried ashore, with almost £150,000 raised in just a few days.

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FORMER First Minister Alex Salmond has called on the UK Government to pay for the raising of the Nancy Glen fishing boat which sank in Loch Fyne,…

Source: Salmond tells ‘heartless’ UK Government to raise boat wreck

An Incredible Show Of Support For The Nancy Glen Campaign!

In less than a week the Clyde Fisherman Trust Nancy Glen Campaign has raised over £130,000.

Support is coming in from far and wide as people picked up the tags #TT100bringtheboyshome, #TT100bringourboyshome  linking to the Just Giving, Go Fund Me and Crowdfunding donation pages and being tweeted, shared, retweeted as much as possible to raise awareness of the campaign.

Social media is a hive of activity and the response is incredible!

The Facebook Group All Things Tarbert Currently has a steady stream of posts as people share ideas and try to do whatever they can to help.

Local businesses have also set up donation boxes in their shops.

The Tweeting on Twitter is constant, I’m sure many of us are struggling to keep up with the notifications!

Behind all the social media noise is a devastated community, heartbroken friends and family that will not give up until they have brought them home.

Charity auctions are being set up, raffles and other fund raising ideas are in the pipeline, words of support from all over the world.

A Facebook page has now been set up to enable people to keep track of what is happening and where, so please do like and follow

The Nancy Glen Fundraising Page.

 

 

On BBC News

A spokesman said: “Fishing is more than just a political issue, it’s people’s lives and in this instance so many who find their world so tragically turned upside down.

“The fund hopes to raise enough to recover the men and allow their families comfort in being able to lay their loved ones to rest after such a horrible and tragic event.

“The Clyde Fishermen’s Association also continues to engage with our Royal Navy and hopes they can help the recovery with their specialist deep water equipment.”

If you can help in any way, by sharing on social media or sending in a donation it would be very much appreciated.

If you would like to share ideas and network with other fundraisers follow the Facebook page or you can contact The Clyde Fishermans Trust Nancy Glen Campaign.

 

Donate to The Nancy Glen Families – Clyde Fishing Tragedy

The Nancy Glen Campaign

From The Clyde Fisherman’s Trust.

On the 18th of January 2018 the Nancy Glen fishing boat of Tarbert was tragically taken by the West Coast of Scotland waters it fished.

One fisherman survived, sadly the two other crew Duncan MacDougall and Przemek Krawczyk have not been found although it’s thought they were on the vessel which now lies on the seabed.
The families wish to retrieve their loved ones as soon as possible,which will take great resource.

In addition the fishermen have left wives and young children behind. The Clyde Fishermen want to help do all they can to assist these families at this time and in the future.

We ask for support in this task. Please give generously so that these families may lay their men to rest and that their children are supported through the tough times ahead.

​Give online at:

Go Fund Me

Just Giving

​Crowd Funding

Send cheque donations to;

​Clyde Fishermen’s Trust
The Briggait
Unit 227
141 Bridgegate
Glasgow
G1 5HZ

Give by bank transfer – email contact@clydefishermenstrust.com

Thank you – we are very grateful.

Weʼre raising money to The Nancy Glen Families – Clyde Fishing Tragedy. Support this JustGiving Crowdfunding Page.

Source: Donate to The Nancy Glen Families – Clyde Fishing Tragedy