A dinner dance held on Saturday last raised a substantial amount in what was Tain Thistle's second successful fundraiser in as many months.
Over fifty were in attendance as a wonderful three course meal prepared by the Saint Duthus Hotel was served before a raffle was held. Tickets had been sold in abundance throughout the early evening, before drawings were made and auction also took place for various items kindly donated by the following individuals and companies:
ANTA, Tain Pottery, Alan Nimmons, Martyn Farquhar, Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC, Glenmorangie Distillery, Red Chilli Indian Cuisine, Top Tain Curry Club, Morangie House Hotel, Time For Toys, Heidi Purvis, Tesco, Co-operative WS, The Royal Hotel, Dundee United FC, Carnegie Lodge Hotel, Scotsburn Garden Centre, R & B Garden Centre, Andrew Patterson, Michael Macdonald, club secretary Dale Finlayson, treasurer Niall Harkiss and of course the chairman Brian Macangus for the kind offering of a treasured club memento.
The club is hugely grateful to all who donated prizes, and of course to the Saint Duthus Hotel and Kirsty Macfarlane for their kind hospitality. Thank you also to those who bought tickets for the meal and the raffle, and to those who bid in the auction.
On hand as the evening progressed was vice-chair David Purvis who enticed a series of likely candidates into a game of "Roll a pound". This took the overall funds raised to just over the £1,000 mark for the evening.
The club wishes to thank every individual or business who donated prizes for the auction and the raffle, as well as those who bought tickets and participated throughout the evening festivities. The night was a huge success and has sent the club on the right road towards what we hope will be a successful season.