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WATCH: The Aird Fundraising Group has sold more than 100 paintings in aid of Highland Hospice


By Imogen James


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Sue Marshall, Louise Thomson, Jenny MacIver, Averil Lockhart and Liz Hoey. Pictures: James Mackenzie
Sue Marshall, Louise Thomson, Jenny MacIver, Averil Lockhart and Liz Hoey. Pictures: James Mackenzie

Hosted in Beauly’s Phipps Hall, there was a wide range of paintings up for grabs from Highland cows to stunning Scottish scenery.

On the opening night, 24 paintings were sold as locals enjoyed canapés and refreshments.

David Balfour next to one of his paintings.
David Balfour next to one of his paintings.

Organisers were delighted to have the support of many local artists who helped to set up the event and donated 25 per cent of their profits to the Highland Hospice.

Liz Hoey entered her painting as the prize for the £2 squares competition.
Liz Hoey entered her painting as the prize for the £2 squares competition.

Hospice community fundraiser Katie Gibb said: “We are so grateful to the Aird Fundraising team for organising another incredible event.

“This group have been such dedicated fundraisers for Highland Hospice over the years and we can’t thank them enough for the difference they have made to our service users and those close to them.”

Artwork by Lyn Wells.
Artwork by Lyn Wells.

There was also a raffle, silent auction and a variety of cards for sale.

Group chairwoman Jenny MacIver said: “There is a wealth of talent on our doorstep.

Portmahomack beach by Sheenagh Harrison.
Portmahomack beach by Sheenagh Harrison.

“The hospice, like every charity, has struggled with the absence of fundraising. Thank you for your support.”

Liz Smith checking out the paintings.
Liz Smith checking out the paintings.

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