Shopping with a difference

Pictured (l to r) are Steven Cooper (Store Manager), Donald Mackay (store staff), winners Eilidh and David Smith, Eilidh's brother Mark Macleod, and Daniel Smith, Karen Chisholm and Maggie Thomson (all store staff). In front are Eilidh and David's children, Cole and Kelci Smith.
Pictured (l to r) are Steven Cooper (Store Manager), Donald Mackay (store staff), winners Eilidh and David Smith, Eilidh's brother Mark Macleod, and Daniel Smith, Karen Chisholm and Maggie Thomson (all store staff). In front are Eilidh and David's children, Cole and Kelci Smith.

Lucky shoppers Eilidh and David Smith enjoyed a shopping trip with a difference after a winning a charity raffle organised by The Co-operative Food store in Macaulay Road, Stornoway ... a trolley dash.

The couple, from Tong, won the three minute dash as first prize in a raffle organised to support two local charities, the Western Isles Kidney Patients’ Association and the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Western Isles branch.

Eilidh’s brother, Mark Macleod, took on the trolley dash challenge and bagged items worth over £600.

The raffle, with other prizes including a £150 Co-operative Food voucher and a Christmas hamper, raised around £2,500, split equally between the two charities.

Store manager Steven Cooper said: “The trolley dash was a great success and, as always, really good fun. It was a great way to round off what has been a busy year of fundraising, and we would also like to thank all our customers who have generously helped as well.”