Another successful Rotary Club of Lochaber Christmas Festival
On Saturday 24th November the Rotary Club of Lochaber organised yet another fantastic Christmas Festival extravaganza with an array of entertainment and activities as well as showcasing Lochaber’s wide range of quality crafts and food products on display in the Nevis Centre.
Ferguson Transport & Shipping once again supported the festival by sponsoring the cost of Santa and his team of Cairngorm reindeers to attend the festival – as always a highlight of the all-day festival. Supported by little elves David Rodgers, nine, from Roy Bridge and Aine MacPhie, six, from Mallaig, and led by the Lochaber Pipe Band and the young cheerleaders the Ben Nevis Allstars, Santa’s sleigh paraded from Cameron Square to the Nevis Centre followed by hundreds of enthusiastic youngsters and their parents.
Aine and David, winners of the Lochaber Times’ Christmas card message competition, then joined Santa in his Grotto to help hand out gifts and toys to well over 300 children over the ensuing three hours. Ferguson Transport & Shipping were delighted to assist the Rotary in choosing from a selection of fantastic poems from local school children and we look forward to see another fantastic selection next year.
Club President Iain Johnston, while emphasising that the festival is more about a community event than about raising money, thanked Ferguson Transport & Shipping for their continued sponsorship and said “I would like to thank everyone who has made this such a successful day – the stallholders, the Nevis Centre staff, the Cairngorm reindeer company, fellow Rotarians and most of all the general public. Thanks again to everyone, and we hope to see you all back next year at our twelfth festival”.
Ferguson Transport & Shipping are delighted to sponsor such a fantastic community event that continues to grow year on year and we are already looking forward to next years!
Photo courtesy of Abrightside Photography