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Thurso Rotary Club:  Charity Auction 6th March 2020

 Lots Listing

1:  Thurso Rotary Club:  Cold Water Gin:  special edition distilled at Dunnet Bay Distillery:  Bottle Number One:  Donated:  Thurso Rotary Club.

Lot 2:  :  Granary Lodge:   Afternoon Tea for 2.  Donated by:  Heather McLean.

3:  Mini Digger / Excavator hire for a day:  Donated by:  GMR Henderson.

4:  Golf:  round for 4 – four ball with a buggy at Thurso Golf Club.  Donated by: Thurso Golf Club (Jim Macleod).

5:  Mackay’s Hotel Wick:  Meal for 2 and bottle of house wine.  Donated by:  Mackay’s Hotel (Murray Lamont).

6:  Swarovski Crystal Pendant and matching Earrings.  Donated by:  Mike Muir.

7:  Make Up Lesson (or equivalent) for one person.  Donated by:  by Elly.

8:  Surfing Lesson for 2 persons at Thurso East with Champion Surfer:  Iona McLaughlin.  Donated by:  Water Sports.

9:  Bottle of special “Dewar’s Signature” Blended Scotch Whisky.  Donated by:  Colin Chessor.

10:  Canine Hamper:  selection of dog food, treats and toys.  Donated by:  DS McGregor and Partners (Vets).

11:  Thurso Pipe Band:  30 minute private / personal performance.  Donated by:  Thurso Pipe Band (Robbie Campbell).

12:  A Day Out and Dinner for 4 at Altnabreac Old School House.  Donated by: Don and Maureen Sinclair and Brian and Margaret Leonard

13:  60 bottles of John O’Groats Brewery beer.  Donated by: John O’Groats Brewery.


Lot 14:  Isabella Fortuna:  original Herring Boat trip via .  Donated by:  James Simpson.

15:  Bottle of Limited Edition:  Old Pultney Whisky:  2007: Rolls-Royce – submarines VULCAN 50 year anniversary.  Donated by:  John Owens.

16:  Signed Limited Edition Stonescape art work picture by artist Lisa Polson.  Donated by “Inspired by ” (Lisa Polson).

Lot 17:  Holiday accommodation in :  1 week holiday apartment:  Andalycia where Costa Almereris and Costa Calida meet:  2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / large balcony / large communal pool and tennis court (flights not included):  either or Corvera airports.  Donated by:  Karen Hanna.

18:  Spice Tandoori Restaurant Meal Voucher.  Donated by:  Spice Tandoori.

19:  Car MoT Test:  Meiklejohns Thurso:  Donated by Gordon and Sandra Meiklejohn.

20:  Two Photographic Prints:  Forss Mill and St Peters Church:  Colin Campbell Photography.  Donated by:  Alastair Macdonald.

21:  Bull Pedicure:  foot trimming for one bull using the tipper gate. Donated by:  DS McGregor and Partners (Vets).

22:  Tattoo by artists Marc Sutherland or Holly Robertson at Sans Peurs Tattoo Studio in Thurso.  Donated by:  Sans Peurs (Marc Sutherland).

23:  Selection of Wella System Professional Hair Styling Products.  Donated by:  “Hair at 21” (Ros Hook).

Lot 24:  Building Drawing Plans service:  to prepare and submit plans for a single storey extension or garage to a house for planning permission and building warrant up to 30m sq area, excluding planning fee and warrant fee and any structural works which may be required.  Donated by:  Kevin Sutherland

25:  Stacksbistro at John O’Groats:  lunch for 2.  Donated by:  Stacksbistro (Becky Wymer).

26:  Delicious and Infamous Chocolate Cake by Liz Hewitson:  baked to order.  Donated by:  Liz Hewitson.

27:  Salmon Fishing on River Thurso:  1 x days Fishing for 2 Rods with a Gillie for the day and Packed Lunch for 2 people.  Donated by:  Thurso River Ltd

28:  Tropic Skincare products voucher.  Donated by:  Maxine Murray.

Lot 29:  Weekend Break accommodation in traditional Bothy overlooking and Sands (off season).  Donated by Scott Youngson (Commercial Bar Thurso).

30:  Mini Digger / Excavator:  a weekend hire.  Donated by LEDScotland (Frank Bremner).

31:  Golf:  Royal Dornoch Golf Club:  round of Golf for 2 on Championship Course.  Donated by:  Royal Dornoch Golf Club.

32:  Draper Petrol Strimmer.  Donated by LEDScotland (Frank Bremner).

33:  Paintings and Print:  2 x original water colours by Margaret Alexander and a 1 x Print by Frank Begg.  Donated by:  Freda Johnstone.

34:  Wolfburn:  bottle of whisky and guided tour of distillery.  Donated by Wolfburn Distillery.

Lot 35:  John O’Groats Ferries Tickets:  Two Wildlife cruises and one Maxi Day Tour of the .  Donated by John O’ Groats Ferries.

36:  Farm Safari buggy ride:  Kirkton Farm, Melvich.  Donated by:  Kirkton Farm.

37:  Sutherland Trout Loch Fly Fishing trip:  2 rods: including lunch and refreshments.  Donated by:  Sandy Cumming and John Hook.

38:  Lotte Glob Ceramics from Loch Eriboll:  original Ceramics / Pottery piece.  Donated by:  Lotte Glob.

Lot 39:  Signed photograph by Photographer:  John Baikie.  Donated by:  John Baikie

40:  Headphones:  UBL Harman active noise cancelling blue tooth.  Donated by:  Alan Gerrard.

41:  Speciality Food Hamper.  Donated by JA Mackay Grocers (Angela Costello).

Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami

In early October 2018 Thurso Rotary Club responded rapidly to the devastating news of the Indonesia Earth quake and Tsunami via the Rotary International and ShelterBox Project Partnership.  We sent funds for 2 full Shelter-boxes to be sent to the disaster region with the on the ground Rotary International relief support.  These boxes have equipment for vital emergency shelter and equipment needed by people and families that have survived:  tents, water purification, water carriers, blankets, light and emergency rations.  Thurso Rotary Club are grateful for the ongoing support from our Club and Community to the Foundation and International Team that enables us to maintain a balanced and positive supportive reaction on the ground in these terrible circumstances.  

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Auction Lots

more List of Auction Lots for 6th March 2020