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Auction of Wester Ross hotel stay gives boost to lifeline charity Macmillan as freemasonry anniversary is marked in Tain

By Iona M.J. MacDonald


The auction of a night's stay at a Wester Ross hotel has boosted the coffers of a charity offering lifeline care.

Tain funeral director Alastair Rhind accepted £310 for Macmillan Nurses from Morris M Downie, Grand Superintendent of the Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Ross and Cromarty, as the result of an auction of a night's stay at the Lochcarron Hotel, donated by the proprietor, Niven Patton.

The successful bid was made by James Macdougal, within the Royal Hotel in Tain, where a celebratory dinner was held by the royal arch chapter marking 100 years of freemasonry.

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Macmillan nurses are specialist nurses that work in different areas of cancer care and treatment.They work in hospitals, hospices and in the community.

Macmillan nurses can help with information about cancer diagnosis, treatment, and help manage side effects. They also offer emotional and practical support.

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