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    Weʼve raised £10,983 to help fund a permanent memorial on Barra for Eilidh Macleod and also for Ali Repper from Aberdeen, at Stoer in Sutherland.

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    Funded on Tuesday, 2nd January 2018

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    TICKETS NOW CLOSED! 4pm SUNDAY 17th Dec.

    THANK YOU!!!

    To provide a permanent memorial for Eilidh Macleod and Ali Repper, in celebration of their lives.

    Isle of Barra’s Eilidh MacLeod‘s life was taken age 14 at the concert in Manchester this year. After a very brave struggle with brain cancer, Ali Repper, of Aberdeen, passed away this year at the young age of 27.

    ‘Eilidh was a beautiful, intelligent, vivacious fun loving typical 14 year old who loved her family, friends and just life itself. She was never happier than when she was out and about in Vatersay and Barra laughing with her friends or down on the beach taking the all important perfect pictures for Instagram or playing and practicing her pipes!.

    She was wise way beyond her years and would never see anyone wronged whether they were her friend or foe. She was always there for whoever needed her, and the stories we have heard in the past 6 months is testament to what a true friend she was to all.

    She fundraised with the Pipe Band (Balivanich) raising money for travelling expenses for travelling to competitions such as The World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, she adored the fact that she travelled with them to competitions and made many friendships that should have lasted a lifetime💔

    Eilidh was turning in to the most beautiful young woman, inside and out. She was an amazing sister and daughter and I can honestly say we are all broken without her 💔.. She was and always will be a huge part of our family and I feel privileged to have been her Mum.’

    ‘Always positive, Ali was and always will be an inspiration to many. Loved by all who met him, his selfless and kind nature never left him. Ali had time for everyone, an infectious smile and laugh and a desire to live life to the full. You would forgive him for complaining about his diagnosis with a Brain Tumour, the seizures, the surgery, the chemotherapy, the radiotherapy... but Ali never did. No matter what, Ali's humour in the darkest of times and bravery throughout his whole battle is nothing short of amazing and an inspiration to all.

    Throughout his illness Ali raised funds for The Brain Tumour Charity and the Friends of the neuro Ward ARI which became a real focus. With the help of his brothers and Ali's sheer determination to help others, The Repper Brothers Fund has now raised over £53,000. Ali made it clear that he wished the fund to continue and raise money to support others. He leaves behind an inspirational legacy and an example of how we should enjoy every day no matter what we face.’

    In order to celebrate the lives of these two special young people, we are going to raise funds from this Christmas charity raffle to contribute towards a permanent memorial on beautiful Barra for Eilidh and a memorial bench in Stoer next to Clachtoll in Sutherland for Ali. (A special place for him and his family.)

    Now, the prizes! I thought we should improve upon the bottle of gin we raffled last Christmas, but never in my wildest dreams did I think we’d have a star prize like this. I decided to enlist some outside help and when I told people why I was having this raffle, the same words were spoken again and again....COUNT ME IN! So, here goes!...

    The winner and a friend will fly to the world’s only beach airport for scheduled flights....yes, you will have that out of this world experience of flying over the west coast of Scotland to land on the beach on the Isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides. The fun doesn’t stop there! You will be met by the lovely Rob of Barra Island tours who will take you on a tour of Barra and Vatersay to see the hidden gems that most people miss. You can then relax in Castlebay where you will have dinner and drinks at Hebridean Toffee, overlooking the beautiful Kisimul castle, the castle IN the sea. From here you will head to the lovely Heathbank hotel where you will be treated to bed and breakfast before heading off on the most wonderful boat trip on Boy James, to Mingulay, the southernmost island of the Outer Hebrides, all rounded off with fish and chips at the cafe with the best view - Barra airport café - to watch your plane land on the beach to take you back home. The only problem is that you won’t want to leave! A perfect reminder of your trip will be Number 1 of a large limited edition print to hang on your wall.

    Now if you’re scared of flying or you actually live on Barra, then you’ll be pleased to know that there are lots of other great prizes including gin from Harris, Colonsay, Rock Rose, Kirkuvaar in Orkney and of course Barra. And if you don’t drink gin, that’s ok, because we’ve got vouchers for Scotland’s wonderful ferry service Calmac so you can choose to visit any island you wish! Then we’ve got a big hamper of ceramics that I’ve stolen from the husband, and some fabulous artwork for your walls. Just collected from the framers today is a big painting of Luskentyre on Harris, as well as limited edition prints of Coolin and Laird Harebert!

    So there we go, say COUNT ME IN, and buy your tickets by donating £2 per ticket to the justgiving link attached to this post. There is a seriously good chance of you winning some brilliant prizes!

    Tune in to the live raffle at 9pm, Sunday 17th December on Facebook page HOPE BLAMIRE ARTIST.

    All winners will be posted on here.

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    • Hope Blamire2 years ago
      Hope Blamire

      Hope Blamire

      2 years ago

      Thank you so much to everyone for entering the Christmas charity raffle. We raised the magnificent sum of £11,200 in memory of Eilidh and Ali. Can the prize winners listed below please email me as soon as possible at hope@hopeblamire.com?

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    768

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 24, 2017

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 19, 2017

      £10.00

    • Ciara Bird

      Ciara Bird

      Dec 17, 2017

      What a lovely thing to do; the tragedy of such sad and unnecessary losses touched all our lives x

      £10.00

    • Karen williams

      Karen williams

      Dec 17, 2017

      Well done for this xx

      £10.00

    • Sarah Johnson

      Sarah Johnson

      Dec 17, 2017

      £10.00

    • Kirstine Lambie

      Kirstine Lambie

      Dec 17, 2017

      What a wonderful cause! Thanks to Hope for such a terrific idea. My thoughts go out to both families. Xx

      £10.00

    • Emma Powrie

      Emma Powrie

      Dec 17, 2017

      £4.00

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    Hope Blamire

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    Hope Blamire was born in Ayrshire in 1975. She studied Illustration and Printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone college of Art and now specialises in painting the west coast of Scotland and its wildlife.

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