MAINS of Taymouth country estate and golf course in Kenmore are holding a special fundraising event for local Ukrainian relief, Highland Perthshire Welcomes Ukraine.
Choosing Highland Perthshire’s traditional “Raft Race Weekend”, which falls on the 18th and 19th of June, the estate has put together a special weekend of fundraising to support existing local efforts.
Along with a ‘holiday bananza raffle’ offering eight luxury short breaks with a combined value of over £9,000, the weekend fundraiser will offer live music, food and drink tastings, and pop-up shops.
The raffle will support the existing efforts carried out by Aberfeldy based Gavin Price who is behind Perthshire Welcomes Ukraine, a group that brings Ukrainian refugees to the area.
Mains of Taymouth has already allocated two of its staff accommodations for use by Ukrainian refugees.
Robin Menzies, company director at Mains of Taymouth, said: “We will make the raffle ticketed through a simple QR code which will be available all over the area, displayed in shops and local visitor attractions, as well as our website, with each ticket giving entry to the ‘Holiday Bonanza Raffle’.
“We hope to attract lots of people who will get on board with this, so that we can donate a really good amount, therefore tickets will be £20 each.”
“We are very grateful to John and Henry, the business owners who run the Courtyard Bar & Brasserie, and the Shop & Deli respectively,” continued Robin.
“They have donated hampers and prizes and are working really hard to put together a great itinerary.
“We’ll continue to link up with other suppliers and partner businesses in the area, such as Highland Safaris, who have also donated a fantastic private charter 4×4 Safari for 8 people as part of the main prize and will help us promote this event.”
“With so many local individuals and businesses already committing time, effort and money to help the humanitarian effort for Ukraine, we were keen to get involved too.
“We’re ready to welcome refugees to the estate. We’ll do all we can to ensure they settle in and feel supported in their new environment.”
The main prize in the ‘holiday bonanza raffle’ is a three-night stay in the five-star Granary Court, a luxury hamper of local produce from the courtyard shop and deli, a bar supper for eight in the Courtyard Bar and Brasserie, and a private 4×4 safari charter for eight from Highland Safaris.
A further seven pet-friendly short breaks are up for grabs with many being donated by Mains of Taymouth’s self-catering property owners.
For more information on how to purchase a ‘holiday bananza raffle’ ticket visit Mains of Taymouth’s website at https://www.taymouth.co.uk/ukraine.
People can also buy a ticket through a QR code which will be displayed locally in shops and community areas throughout Aberfeldy and Kenmore.