At 12.30 today, we had the draw for the Burns Monument Raffle. There were two prizes in the form of works of art that were donated by William Hillen, a local artist who has donated a great number of works of art for charity.
Hugh Farrell, Chairman of the Friends of RBBM invited the first person to enter the museum after 12.25, to draw the winning tickets. This was Robert Wisecup who was on holiday from Georgia, USA, and whose birthday matches that of Robert Burns.
The winners were John Rattenbury of Ayr who chose the very atmospheric picture of Burns Cottage and John McCormick of Stonehouse, Lanarkshire who took the oil painting of Burns Monument.
The raffle has made a valuable contribution to the Burns Monument Refurbishment fund, and our thanks go to William for his generous donation of the pictures, and of course, to all who bought raffle tickets.