Carradale’s Nancy Glen fundraiser

Casey MacDougall was delighted with the response from the Carradale community.

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Words and pictures by Mark Davey

The wife of a former fisherman anchored Carradale’s response to the Nancy Glen tragedy.

Last Saturday night the village hall was packed as people raised money for the familes of Duncan MacDougall and Przemek Krawczyk at a fundraiser organised by Casey MacDougall.

Accordionist Alec Mckinnon warmed-up the dance floor before singer/songwriter Matt McAllister sung some powerful numbers and the night concluded with a disco.

‘I am so proud of Carradale’s response, sometimes I have cried at the generosity,’ said Casey MacDougall. ‘I have never organised something like this and I started to worry if everything would go alright.

‘My father-in-law was a former fishing skipper and the idea of running a fundraiser just came to me.

‘I spoke to Johnny Adamson and Jean Campbell, who lost her son Dougal John in the Antares.

‘It snowballed from there and has brought people together when they are hurting.

‘The total raised from the dance was £2,842.14 and I would love to thank all those involved in the planning.’

The Courier photographed some of the groups supporting the event.

From left Rhona Elder, Eleanor Sloan, Andy and Dr Malcolm Sloan. 25_07caseyfundraiser09

From left: Mhairi, Lynsay, Bethia, Jennifer and Morag. 25_07caseyfundraiser08

Warm-up accordionist Alec McKinnon. 25_07caseyfundraiser10

The village hall bar has just been refurbished and was run by Alison and Shelagh Cameron. 25_07caseyfundraiser11

From left: Karen Parr, Catriona Newman, Suzanne Donaldson, Robert Law, Lynda Law, Karen Cox and Jowita Kolibska. 25_07caseyfundraiser07

From left: Alistair McMillan, William Paterson, Joc McLean, Bill McMillan, Argyll McMillan and Blair McCallum. 25_07caseyfundraiser06

Casey MacDougall on the steps of the stage as Matt McAllister sings. 25_07caseyfundraiser05

From left: Lizzie Vischer, Megan Vischer, Jenny Vischer with Sheena Ramsay. 25_07caseyfundraiser04

From left: Luke Partridge, David Hobson, Carol Hobson, Lynne Partridge, John Partridge and Jacob Partridge. 25_07caseyfundraiser03

Taking entry money and selling raffle tickets were: Sue Williams and Jean Campbell. 25_07caseyfundraiser02