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
  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


  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 2)

As Twitter went crazy with requests to celebs, demands to MP’s and requests for help from every possible angle that could be thought of, others were creating videos, organising raffles and setting up support networks.

Jaimie Meecham and Ashley set up a draw with a bottle of The Laddie Valinch as a prize!

Raising funds of around £1700!

 Evening folks, to raise more money for the #Nancyglen myself and Ashley have got a special bottle of Bruichladdich whisky made (The Laddie Valinch). It is going to be sold through the Bonus ball, each ball will cost £30 and the draw will be made on Saturday 27th January’s national lottery if all balls are sold. Once all 59 balls have been bought I will put all the money raised into the into the Just Giving fund. The money can be paid by either pay pal or I will pm bank details.. if everyone could share this so that we can get the money into the Just giving fund as soon as possible!
Also can people comment on the original post to secure numbers or pm me 👍

The Nancy Glen Fundraising Facebook Page was set up, later linking to The Nancy Glen Appeal Website.

Kintyre Firewood created charity squares with various prizes, as you can see from the post, more support and offers were added;

Don’t really know what to say to you all but I feel sick, have done for days and I have never wanted anything more than to see my old mate home where he belongs with Dawn and his boys, his Mum and Dad, the rest of the Tars and everyone else that loved him and his friend and crewman!
Get your arses down to the places listed in the picture and please buy a square. If you don’t have a fire or stove I’ll deliver to a person of your choice around Kintyre.
I’ll put in a £1000 cash to the fund also so get out, get a square and BRING these boys home, thank you 🙏
We all have to come together to make this happen.
Please spread the word and share!!!!

The prize list keeps growing!

NO 1- Mark Johnstone of MJ Fabrication has offered to fabricate a garden gate, or hanging basket frames for a lucky winning square!!
NO 2- Springbank distillery have thrown in a 10 yr old single malt for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 3- Musdale Holiday Park have thrown in a 2 night stay in their pod with woodfired hot tub for a winning square!!!
NO 4- Kintyre Hire have thrown in a Hire car for 3 days for a winning square!!!
NO 5- Argyll Firewood Supplies in Lochgilphead have thrown in a crate of Kiln Dried Ash for a winning square!!!
NO 6- Dunaverty Golf Club have thrown in a round of golf for 4 players for the day for a winning square!!!
NO 7- Kintyre Stoveworks have thrown in a Firebelly T1 4kw wood burning stove for a winning square!!!
NO 8- Food for Thought has thrown in a meal for two with a bottle of wine for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 9- Carradale hotel have thrown in a nights stay, a meal and a bottle of wine for two for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 10- Cscivils have thrown in a days hire of their mini digger, delivery and collection included in Kintyre for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 11- SenjaSenja has thrown in a £250 voucher for a painting or towards the commissioning of a painting for a lucky winning square !!!
NO 12- The Loft has thrown in a cut and blow dry for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 13- Stuart Herd has thrown in an original painting of his highland coo worth £500 for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 14 -Studio Twentysix has thrown in a £200 voucher for a tattoo for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 15- Zofija and Paul have thrown in two nights at the house@glenbarr with a £25 voucher for the cafe for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 16- Armour Plastering has thrown in plastering a feature wall/plastering worth £250 for a lucky winning square
NO 17- A Crate of kiln dried hardwood for a lucky winning square!!!
No 18 – A trailer of softwood + large bag of kindling + waxling firelighters for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 19- One barrow bag of kiln dried hardwood + one of softwood for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 20 – AG Barr Optometrists has just thrown in a pair of his and hers Rayban sunglasses for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 21- C R Electrical has just thrown in £400 worth of certified electrical work for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 22- Linda McLean has just thrown in a Mull of Kintyre cheddar hamper with cheese from Campbeltown Creamery for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 23- Craigard House Hotel have just thrown in a £50 voucher for dinner for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 24- A.Glen Mechanical Services has just thrown in a free service and check for a lucky winning square!!!

I wish I could buy a few of these squares myself but I’ll throw in £1000 cash to the fund to help the unbelievable generosity and kindness from a list of fantastic people.

Everyone please could you share this to help sell the lucky squares for 2 very special guys to come home where they belong!!

£5 a square.

AVAILABLE @ The Courier Centre, The Treehouse, Glenbarr Stores, The County Garage, Soudans Shop in Tarbert, The Fiddlers Bar or I’ve got one with me at all times so feel free to flag me down for one 😊

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