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A CITY coach firm is helping to support a food drive by members of Highland Rugby Club (HRC)


By Imogen James


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D & E staff Gayle McEwen, Donald Mathieson and Nikki Gibson-Whitton with rugby stars Hugo Crush (left) and Kevin Brown.
D & E staff Gayle McEwen, Donald Mathieson and Nikki Gibson-Whitton with rugby stars Hugo Crush (left) and Kevin Brown.

As part of celebrations for its 100th anniversary, HRC is hosting a series of charity events throughout the year.

In February, it has been their mission to collect 100 boxes of food to be given out to homeless and elderly people in need.

The club put out an appeal on Instagram asking for food items to be donated to them – leading to D&E Coaches kindly donating five boxes of goodies.

The company’s managing director, Donald Mathieson, said it was keen to get involved with the charity effort as it has supplied coaches to HRC for many years.

“We flagged up our intentions on our internal Facebook page and our staff responded superbly with donations of a range of food items,” he said.

“We’re only too happy to help.”

Geoff Begg, former HRC president, said:”It’s a wonderful gesture by management and staff at D&E who have been long-term supporters and sponsors of our club as well as our official travel partner. We want to mark our centenary in the best possible manner by initiatives such as this food collection to be distributed in and around Inverness, meeting need at a challenging time.

“Everyone at Highland Rugby Club is greatly appreciative of D&E’s involvement.”


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