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Inverness football team to take part in 24-hour relay in aid of Highland Hospice


By Ian Duncan

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Sam MacKenzie and David Barclay will be joining team mates from Highland Hospice FC on the relay fundraising run. Picture: Gary Anthony
Sam MacKenzie and David Barclay will be joining team mates from Highland Hospice FC on the relay fundraising run. Picture: Gary Anthony

Highland Hospice FC, which was formed two years ago and used to be known as NHS FC, will be raising funds for their Inverness-based namesake from 7pm on Friday, and will finish their attempt the same time the following day.

Hospice staff did a similar relay event in September and team members will take it in turns to each run for an hour.

The amateur football club, which is based in Inverness, aims to try to build a successful team with a unique idea of raising money for the hospice – they are sponsored by MGL Contractors.

They are hoping to raise £1000 for the cause, and are already well on their way to beating their target.

Karen Duff, a corporate fundraiser at the hospice, said: “This is just brilliant that the team are raising funds for us although they can’t play football at the moment.

"We are so grateful for their effort, especially in this cold spell of weather, which will make their challenge all the harder – particularly for those running through the night.

“Thanks to all involved, and particularly to their sponsors MGL for funding their strips and league fees.”

The team is taking part in the hospice’s ongoing Step Out campaign, where runners, walker and cyclists, can all help to raise funds for hospice care either by signing up for an organised event or setting their own pace with a personal fundraiser.

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