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PICTURES: Strictly Inverness dancer on target with pub sports event

By Andrew Dixon

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Beth Saunders
Beth Saunders

A Strictly Inverness dancer hit the target with a darts, pool and dominoes fundraising competition.

Beth Saunders has dedicated her involvement in the annual charity dance contest to her mum Karen – who missed an opportunity to be involved in Strictly Inverness due to cancer.

The 22-year-old, from Cradlehall, is among some 30 rookie dancers who are training for the area's answer to the hit BBC show when it is staged in May, while also fundraising for organisers and hosts Highland Hospice and Inverness Ice Centre.

The administrator for Capstone Construction staged a darts, pool and dominoes competition at the Blacksmiths in Inverness, with her mum among the people there.

"It was well attended and I'm super happy with how much I raised," she said. "I set myself a goal of reaching £2000 at this event and I managed to do it so I’m over the moon.

"It was my first fundraiser for Strictly and I’m super happy with how it went.

"I couldn’t have done it without Peter Gall, who arranged the darts side of things, or Brian Morrison, who dealt with the pool side.

"Blacksmiths were fabulous hosts, with lovely staff who were all so helpful and accommodating. Thank you to June Stewart who works there, who worked on her day off to make sure everything went smoothly for me and thank to Matthew MacGillivray who helped organise my event.

"My friends and family were a massive help making sure everything was set up and ready to go.

"Also a massive thank you to our sponsor for this night, Morris Leslie Plant Hire.

"Overall, it was a fab day and night."

Beth has more fundraising events coming up including a ceilidh at the Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness on March 22 and a golf competition at Fortrose Golf Club on April 12.

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