Monday, 4 March 2013

Big Winter Raffle Prize Winners

Saturday night (2nd March 2013) saw not only the end of FebruaryFest, with the usual good craic to close the festival, but also the prize draw for the Big Winter Raffle. There were prizes galore handed out to our lucky prize winners, including our top prize of a Mammut Pulse Barryvox Avalanche Transceiver.  Some big smiley faces were noted at the handing out of the prizes, presumably attributable to the opportunity of a big kiss from keeper-of-the-prizes Stu.

First prize. A Pulse Barryvox Avalanche Transceiver.
Thanks to Mammut.

The Big Winter Raffle has been running throughout FebruaryFest, with all monies raised being handed over to Glencoe Mountain Rescue.

The Winter Mountain Safety Lectures are a key part of the winter programme here at Clachaig, and this year we were delighted to work with outdoor gear and clothing company Mammut as sponsors of the series. Close to 400 people attended the 4 lectures, which provide information, advice and guidance on preparing to venture into the Scottish winter hills.

As part of the sponsorship, Mammut provided a number of prizes which enabled us to run the Big Winter Raffle and raise funds for the voluntary rescue service. 

In addition, a number of our local partners were also quick to come forward with yet more attractive prizes. A huge thank you is due to everyone who embraced this fundraising effort.

And the total raised? A whopping £1821

 2nd Prize. A 3 night break at Quarry Cottages.
A prize from Clachaig Holidays.

Here's a selection of photographs from Saturday's finale featuring just some of the prizes and winners. Thanks to Karl at Glencoe Photography for the photos. 

 A bottle of Clachaig Malt. That'll do nicely!
Clachaig Inn

 A bottle of Benromach 10 Year Old.
Thanks to Benromach Distillery for this one.

 A Benromach Henri Lloyd holdall.
Thanks Benromach Distillery.

 A gaggle of Cairngorm Beers.
Thanks Cairngorm Brewery

A rafting / canyoning voucher.
Thanks Vertical Descents.

 Some more Cairngorm Beers. Nice!
Thanks Cairngorm Brewery again.

 A lovely hamper of goodies.
Thanks Glencoe Cafe

Some Loch Lomond Ales.
Thanks Loch Lomond Brewery

 A nice bottle of red. Thanks to Wallaces Express.

 Thank you very much to our main sponsor!

A big thank you to everyone who has provided prizes during the course of the Big Winter Raffle or who has helped out in kind, or simply given £1 to a worthy cause. We salute you!
Paddle Lochaber
Vertical Descents
Glencoe Cafe
Crafts & Things
Benromach Distillery
Cairngorm Brewery
Loch Lomond Brewery
Wallaces Express
Glencoe Photography
The Mountaineering Council of Scotland
Mike, Andy, Heather and Davy - the lecturers
Clachaig Holidays
The staff at Clachaig
Everyone who bought a ticket!

Hopefully, we'll be back again with the Big Winter Raffle 2014!