Leader, December 4 2020

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The magic of Christmas

Well done to everyone on the Campbeltown Christmas Lights committee and other volunteers who helped organise this year’s lights switch-on and visit from Santa.

It can’t have been easy to pull it off under the current circumstances but I’m sure we all appreciate their efforts in helping bring the magic of Christmas to Campbeltown.

Some children may have been disappointed not to have as close an interaction with Santa as usual, but the fact the lights committee organised his visit at all is to be applauded.

Kindness of community

It’s amazing how a small act of kindness can grow into something greater. What started as a personal challenge for David Brown has motivated not only himself but many others to raise money for charity as they keep fit.

Many members of the charities for which David has raised money in 2020 have supported him by completing their own runs and walks, the latest being Tom Donnachy, who features on our back page.

The fundraising efforts of the three young girls who completed a 10K walk last weekend also inspired two businesses – Deliciously Scottish Eggs and Jura Community Stores – to donate money to Children 1st.

Finally, it is heartening to hear of the community coming together to help dog Rogan who suffers from cancer.

No matter what life throws at us, we can be sure our community will support us.