Curam’s Slave Auction fund raiser was a runaway success. Over £4,000 was raised by the good folk of Tiree in support of keeping the Resource Club running. The Slaves’ objective was to provide a fun filled evening whilst raising funds for a serious cause and they all clearly achieved their goal.Some slaves were in costume donning laurels and togas and tirelessly worked the room, bestowing us with savoury and sweet canapes washed down with flutes of fizz.
The evening was kicked off by a warm welcome from Kate MacCallum who explained the purpose of the Resource Club and the positive impact it has on the Tiree Community. Kate then handed the mic to Maureen McMullen one of the locals who relies upon the Resource Club services. Maureen thanked everyone for supporting the Resource Club, explaining that it is her lifeline to living on Tiree. The Club allows the elderly to buy their weekly shopping, attend local meetings, social events and keeps them involved in the community.
And so it began….. In bounded Mr Will Wright the auctioneer for the evening who may have missed his true calling in life. He took to auctioneering like a duck to water keeping the atmosphere light, adding his little anecdotes to each LOT and egging on the bidder to part with more cash. There was a lot of bouncing back and forward and everyone in the hall was caught up in the fun and good feeling, even when out bidded.
One of the biggest laughs of the night was when pals Fifi Munn and Fifi Malcolm (sitting next to each other) independently began bidding to win a sail for two with Dr Keith. Fifi Malcolm won and turned to Fifi Munn and asked her to chum her, hilarious!!
Local DJ’s Bino and Andy must have spent ages selecting a song to link each LOT and my personal favourite was Spirit in the Sky to go with Cameron Kennedy’s offer to write a Will.
One of the biggest surprises of the evening was the telephone bidder for Jessie Gray’s clootie dumpling, my oh my, I thought I was in Sothebys.
A fabulous night enjoyed by all ages, thank you, you all deserve a huge pat on the back.