Supermarket’s squares support Nancy Glen

Fishermen's Mission superintendent Matthew Ramsay collects the cheque from: Margaret McCallum, Alison Hill, Jean McLachlan, and Ailsa Colville. 25_c07nancyglen01_Matthew_ramsay_big_cheque

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A cheque for £2,000 from generous Tesco customers who took part in a squares raffle has boosted Nancy Glen funding.

The money was added to more than £230,000 already collected for the families of Tarbert fishing skipper Duncan MacDougall and his crewman Przemek Krawczyk.

On Monday fisheries secretary Fergus Ewing announced that the Scottish Government will work with salvage specialists and the families in an effort to recover the bodies.

Mr Ewing made his announcement after the Marine Accident Investigation Branch announced its survey results and stated that the wreck would not be raised.

Last Friday Tesco’s cheque was presented to Fishermen’s Mission superintendent Matthew Ramsay from Carradale.

Mr Ramsay is a former fisherman who worked on ring-netters the Golden Sheaf and Adoration before a 30-year career as a fisheries protection officer.

Mr Ramsay has visited the families a number of times in Tarbert and said: ‘The response to fundraising has been amazing from round the world. Hopefully, raising the Nancy Glen will provide closure.’