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Christmas post cancelled
News that the Rotary Club of Campbeltown has had to cancel its Christmas postal service will no doubt come as a disappointment to many.
It is important to remember that members thought long and hard to try to find a way of being able to run the service despite the current and potentially future restrictions, but had to put the safety of themselves and the community first.
The Rotary Club perhaps doesn’t always get the credit it’s due for its fundraising work to support local groups and individuals, something which it is has done quietly for nearly half a century.
Hopefull by next year things will have returned to some level of normality and people will revert back to their old habits, including using the Rotary’s Christmas postal service.
Caring Christmas gesture
This week’s back page article about Abigail McAllister, Jessica McGeachy and Emma Johnston, three primary four pupils who are planning to walk 10K together to raise money to improve Christmas for children across Scotland, is truly heartening.
This year must have been very challenging and scary for the girls but they are focussing not on themselves, but on others less fortunate, and are supporting Children 1st at a time when charities struggle the most.
Good luck girls.