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Oban Charities Day is a roaring success

OBAN’S biggest street fair took place at the weekend, with the sun finally making a late arrival after what was a bit of a wet start. Jim Edge, of Oban and Lorn Lions Club, which organises the popular annual event, said: ‘It has been a great day. The sun came out late – it was a bit like Brexit it was on European time and was an hour later.’

Station Square and Queen’s Park Way were packed with stalls, with around 40 charities and communities group taking the opportunity to raise awareness and vital funds for their projects. And the Oban community came out to support them in huge numbers.

There was a real buzz around the Alzheimer Scotland stall where dementia adviser Sue Pagan had opted to have her head shaved to raise money for the charity. Money had already started coming in through a Just Giving page, and on Saturday Sue said she thought they had raised close to £1,000 so far.

Sue had 379mm of hair taken off, with the pigtail being donated to the Princess Trust. They also ran a ‘Guess the length of the pigtail’ at £1 a guess, with Maureen Drummond guessing correctly.

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