Inverness and Dingwall funeral directors tour charity SNAP's new home at The Haven Centre and donate £1360 raised at Baxters River Ness 10k
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Two of a family-run funeral directors' team were treated to a tour of a charity’s unique new Inverness facility after making a special donation.
Staff from Inverness and Dingwall-based John Fraser & Son visited the new home of SNAP, the Special Needs Action Project for children and young people with additional support needs, where they handed over a cheque for £1360.
The team fundraised throughout September for new play equipment for SNAP.
Trainee funeral director James Thomson was one of the eight-strong funeral home team who braved wild weather on October 1 to complete the Baxters River Ness 10K Challenge.
To top up fundraising, the firm donated a percentage of the cost of every memorial sold throughout September.
Memorial craftsman Drew Wheeler (pictured left) was deeply impressed by the new facilities, saying “I’d heard about newly-opened The Haven Centre, and knew it contained a café and respite care flats, as well as playrooms and recreational facilities for SNAP.
“But I hadn’t imagined how open, airy, and spacious the place would be, with amazing views over to The Black Isle.
“I have no doubt that this facility will be an absolute game-changer for the children and young people who use it, and for their wider families too.
“This new centre will be the envy of Scotland!”
Vicki Fraser, proprietor of the firm who also completed the 10K for SNAP, said: “It was a really easy decision for us to support SNAP.
“They are a charity very close to our hearts. I need to give a big thank-you to everyone who helped with our fundraising and we wish SNAP all the very best in their new home.”