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Residents of Condorrat helped in making the local SPAR store’s 40th Anniversary a great success on Saturday 8th June, with over £1,500 raised in aid of Strathcarron Hospice.

The community store, run by the Clyne family, held a Fun Day with activities to amuse the kids, while customers took advantage of the 40% off deals across the store.

In addition to this, the store offered essential grocery items at amazing 1973 prices. Limited stock of bread, milk, sugar, beans and eggs were available at low, low prices and had local residents queuing in the street, some travelling from even further afield so not to miss out.

SPAR Condorrat’s doors opened to the public in 1973, and the Clyne family were delighted to have a guest appearance from their first customer, Evelyn Wales. Evelyn was invited to cut the red ribbon at 12pm to launch the celebrations and was presented with a bottle of Malt Whisky, just as she did back in 1973.

Raffle tickets were sold in store in the weeks leading up to the Fun Day, with proceeds of over £1,500 donated to Strathcarron Hospice. 40 prizes were up for grabs including a bike, 40 inch TV, champagne dinner and many more.