An incredible amount from such a small village!
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.
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!
Here’s how it works:
- Donate whatever you can on the Just Giving Site here
- 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
- You’ll then receive one raffle number by email for every £10 donated
- We’ll hold the draw on the 01/04/2018 electronically using a random picker
- Winners notified by email
- A 2 week licence for use on any Scottish Canal.
- Crinan Canal return transit
- Trip for 4 on the Falkirk Wheel including lunch to a value of £40
- Free entry for 4 to the Kelpies
- Others to be announced
To be continued
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