Galloway Fisheries Trust shares dinner auction’s largesse with leading charities

Galloway Fisheries Trust Chairman and Dinner Auction Committee Chairman Dougal Evans presents a share of the proceeds. Left to right ' Margaret Lammie and Beryl Niven (Marie Curie), Dougal Evans (GFT) and Kath Provan (Combat Stress).

Galloway Fisheries Trust Chairman and Dinner Auction Committee Chairman Dougal Evans presents a share of the proceeds. Left to right ' Margaret Lammie and Beryl Niven (Marie Curie), Dougal Evans (GFT) and Kath Provan (Combat Stress).

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The proceeds of the Newton Stewart-based Galloway Fisheries Trust’s most recent bi-annual dinner auction, held at Lochinch Castle in September, have now been distributed – to the benefit of not only the trust but also two vital national charities.

The event was a resounding success, raising £22,000. Last week the trust shared the proceeds with Marie Curie Cancer Care and Combat Stress.

Dougal Evans, Galloway Fisheries Trust Chairman and Dinner Auction Committee Chairman, said: “I am delighted that our most recent bi-annual auction was so well supported, enabling us to distribute such significant sums to these two most deserving charities as well as making a major contribution to the Fisheries Trust. Our auction is very much dependent on and we are most grateful to the generosity of many individuals who kindly provide the venue and all the auction lots. We are also indebted to the auctioneer, Tom Lofts from Southern Auctions, and of course all those attendees who bid so generously on the evening.”