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Community members bid in auction to support local charity

On Friday 17 May, Crossroads Harris welcomed a large crowd to the Tarbert Community Centre for their annual Sale of Work and auction.

There was something for everyone: bargains for the aptly named bargain-hunters, tea and baking for the gourmets, and a raffle for those hopeful wishing to get their hands on the hampers filled with tasty treats.

Under the composed and deadpan eye of auctioneer Calum Mackay, the auction unfolded with amazing items, all donated by generous supporters. First was a dinner for two at Scalpay bistro, followed by a range of Harris Tweed items, crystal glasses, a getaway in Huisinis, and much more. If the bottles of whisky were hotly contested, it was undoubtedly the duff steamed puddings which attracted the most attention.

Peggy Mackay, Western Isles Community Care Forum coordinator and Crossroads Director and the successful purchaser of a bag of potatoes amongst many other gems, said: “It was a hugely successful event. We are very grateful to first-time auctioneer Calum Mackay who did a fantastic job.”

During the auction, nearly £1,500 were raised. The entire Sale of Work event raised £3087 in total.

The profits from the sale and donations support Crossroads to provide invaluable help to local unpaid carers and vulnerable people who live alone.


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