Oban Lifeboat painting raffle raises £380

A painting of Oban Lifeboat, which was completed live at the station's Open Day in August, has raised £380 for the charity that saves lives at sea.
The cash was raised when the RNLI's Oban Fundraising Group raffled the painting, which was kindly donated by Highland artist Paul Taggart.
Raffle winner Cameron McCallum, of Oban, was presented with the painting by Oban Lifeboat Coxswain John Hill and Oban Lifeboat Operations Manager, Billy Forteith.
The unique painting has been signed by some of the lifeboat crew. It shows the lifeboat and some of the stalls at the open day, as captured on canvas by Mr Taggart, from a vantage point overlooking the scene.
In an innovative marriage of skills, Mr Taggart has joined forces with the charity on a fundraising project called Awash With The RNLI.
The project will will see him produce a collection of paintings for different lifeboat stations around Scotland,
in the coming years.
Note. The photograph above, by Moira Kerr, shows raffle winner Cameron McCallum, of Oban, (centre) being presented with the Paul Taggart painting by Oban Lifeboat Coxswain John Hill (left) and Oban Lifeboat Operations Manager, Billy Forteith (right). 
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