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Inverness hotel firm checks in £208k for Highland Hospice


By Andrew Dixon

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Kingsmills Hotel Group staff, including chief executive Tony Story (centre) celebrate supporting Highland Hospice.
Kingsmills Hotel Group staff, including chief executive Tony Story (centre) celebrate supporting Highland Hospice.

AN Inverness business is aiming to raise £250,000 for a regional charity next year.

It comes after Kingsmills Hotel Group – which runs the Kingsmills Hotel and Ness Walk hotel – exceeded an original fundraising target of £200,000 for Highland Hospice this year.

Support for the hospice came after a staff vote.

Activities involving the charity included Kingsmills Hotel being part of the annual Highland Hospice Golf Day earlier this month, where more than 20 teams of four competed in a golf tournament ahead of an awards ceremony and fundraising dinner where an auction helped take the final sum of money raised from the event to £40,429.09.

Other initiatives throughout the year, included raffles and “chipping challenges” at local golf events helping secure funds for the hospice, which supports people with advancing, life-shortening illness and their families and carers.

A hospice spokeswoman said: “We are absolutely delighted that the Kingsmill have reached its target they set for funding.

“They are such amazing supporters of the hospice and our work.

“This money raised is incredibly generous and will have an incredible impact on those people who use the hospice. It will be spent across the entire area.”

Tony Story, chief executive of the Kingsmills Hotel Group, said: “We have been proudly supporting Highland Hospice for over a year now and we are amazed to have smashed our original fundraising target, allowing us to extend our fundraising efforts. This is a charity close to the hearts of many of our team and we are delighted to be able to help with their mission to provide end-of-life care for the people of the Highlands.”


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