Funds pour in for golf club family

The Campbeltown crowd waved mobile phone lights as Skipinnish played Wishing Well its charity sing for Barra girl Eilidh Macleod who was killed in the Manchester Arena bombing. 25_c52skipinnish02_Charity_single_Wishing_Well_EilidhMacLeod

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Last week’s devastating fire at Machrihanish Golf Club not only destroyed the clubhouse it ruined a family’s life.

The club steward’s flat and the family home of Iain McLean, Agnes Stewart and Kirsten McLean was burnt out and they lost everything.

Including both their cars which were scorched by the heat.

Club captain Calum Macmillan said: ‘The club will do everything it can to support Iain, Agnes and Kirsten.’

A Just Giving page set up by Fiona Nelson, a personal friend of Agnes Stewart, with a target of £30,000 hit £28,092, by 12pm on Monday  with many generous donations.

One of the largest donations was £500 from Jan and Jack Rothacker who wrote: ‘We send this with love and appreciation for Agnes, Iain and Kirsten, salt of the earth souls who do so much for others x.

‘Hope it soothes your hurt hearts, knowing how beloved and appreciated you are.’

Ms Nelson wrote: ‘Many of us know Agnes, Iain and Kirsten, some might know Iain through his work at Machrihanish Golf Club, some will know Agnes through Campbeltown Grammar School and her endless hard work  for CGS4Gambia, helping others.

‘Kirsty will be known among her school and college friends and her work as a lifeguard, and all of them will be known by the wonderful community of Campbeltown and Argyll.

‘We can only imagine how devastated they feel.’

A raffle at Skipinnish’s Victoria Hall gig on Friday night added more than £400 and a church collection raised nearly £600 on Sunday.

Skipinnish on stage at Victoria Hall. 25_c52skipinnish01_band

The Campbeltown crowd waved mobile phone lights as Skipinnish recalled another tragedy. The band played Wishing Well its charity sing for Barra girl Eilidh Macleod who was killed in the Manchester Arena bombing. 25_c52skipinnish02_Charity_single_Wishing_Well_EilidhMacLeod

Karen Cairns and Graeme McPhail at the Skipinnish concert. 25_c52skipinnish04

Colin and Rebecca Campbell travelled from Scunthorpe for the Skipinnish gig. 25_c52skipinnish03_Colin_Rebecca_Campbell

Mhairi Hendrie and her dad Robert Hendrie take a break from dancing at the gig. 25_c52skipinnish07