"This is a real opportunity for the fans to come on board and show their support for the long term future of the club. "I was involved in a project at the United Reformed Church inspired by Rev Tom Heggie ten years ago and £400,000 was raised in grants and loans to build the extension which has been a fantastic asset not just to the church but the community of Nairn.
"Tom actually challenged church members to raise £100 each and a 100x100 club was launched with the aspirations of members using their own ideas and talents to generate £10,000 - There was an amazing response. People gave sums of cash for their birthdays, concerts, afternoon teas were held, old pews were transformed into very desireable footstools and one of our deacons decided to hold a roup. I remember seeing the church hall packed with what I thought was a mixture of useful second hand goods and junk!
"An auctioneer flogged the lot at the roup and we raised £3000. Tom's 100x100 club generated £30,000. I'm hoping fans will turn out at the ceilidh in large numbers and who knows we may get some of the players to come along and have a pint with you."
Music will be provided by The Altyre Ceilidh Band (Jimmy Urquhart and Friends).
venue: Royal British
Legion Highland Hall.
date: Saturday May 12 8 till late.
Tickets priced £5 will be available from donaldawilson(AT)tiscali.co.uk or phone 01667 453270 evenings.
Footnote: The existing lights at Station Park incorporate stanchions rolled at the pipe mill at McDermotts in the 1970s and the later addition of redundant lights from Inverness Caley's Telford Street ground.