Mairi Perkins is fund raising for Malawi

 

So far there have been three on-island fund raising events a dinner and a tea described below. Also Mairi's bid for fitness and cycling expertise have begun despite the unspringlike weather so far.


 

Tea and Scones at Point Cottage

13 - 18 July

Thanks to the extreme generosity of both visitors and locals, Morag Fowler’s 5 day charity tea and scones at Point Cottage raised £379 for Mairi Perkin’s charity cycle in Malawi. This was part of a rolling fund-raising effort in support of the doctors and nurses of Mulanje Medical Mission. The good weather drew in the crowds and Morag’s sister Sheena, brother-in-law Tom and friends Margaret and Sheila were kept very busy producing over 400 scones.

Fund Raising Tea

16 April 2006


 

There was a good turnout for the latest Cycle Malawi fund raiser when Cathy Kelly with the help of the Perkins family held a coffee day in the hall. Mairi's bid to raise £2000- £3000 for her Cycle in Malawi topped the £1000 mark when they took £254 at the tea.


 

Fund raising Dinner

 

18 March 2006


 

Tony McLarney and Beth Campbell hosted another very enjoyable and successful fund raising dinner. This time they were officially opening Mairi Perkins’ (the island’s Nurse Practitioner) bid to raise £2000- £3000 so she can cycle Malawi in support of the doctors and nurses of Mulanje and their dire need for equipment for their Medical Mission. Mairi decided to take part after she heard that the theme for the Women’s Guild was “daring to care”. Wanting to make the idea real she has taken up the challenge of cycling 280-300 miles in the foothills of Mulanje over 5 days in May 2007. She has chosen Malawi because of the island’s close connections with it through the Livingstone and MacCormick families, as well as its close ties with Scotland itself and the Church of Scotland. She also said that she would rather fund raise through community events and who better to ask than Beth Campbell and Tony McLarney, both seasoned and very effective fundraisers.

 

Sadly Lismore is to lose Beth as she is taking up the challenge of running the station restaurant on the Corrour Estate just north of Fort William. After organising 8 fund raising meals and raising over £4000 she will leave a big hole in Lismore’s social life.

For the Malawi meal she combined Scottish food featuring Corrour Venison with many delicious African dishes including cold African lemon curried fish, sweet potato asseroles, and a delicious dish called Triple red consisting of red cabbage, kidney beans, and onions in red wine.

 

Duncan Brooks expressed the island’s thoughts as he talked about Beth and her huge contribution to all our lives and Mairi Perkins presented her with flowers, a parting gift and a sum collected on the evening.

 

Above right Mairi Perkins chatting with Ali Cunninghan

Note the cream and browns of the table napkins. Below is typical Beth Table decoration - beautiful and relevant to the African theme

 

Fund Raising Tea

16 April 2006


 

There was a good turnout for the latest Cycle Malawi fund raiser when Cathy Kelly with the help of the Perkins family held a coffee day in the hall. Mairi's bid to raise £2000- £3000 for her Cycle in Malawi topped the £1000 mark when they took £254 at the tea.

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