Record sum raised at golf day in Inverness in aid of Highland Hospice
A RECORD total was raised for Highland Hospice at an annual golf day organised by the Kingsmills Hotel.
During the event, a staggering £40,429.09 was raised through a a day playing golf at Nairn Golf Club, followed by an evening dinner complete with charity auctions at the hotel.
Corporate fundraiser Lisa Long said most of the lots raised an average of £3000.
One of the highlights was a Scottish Open flag, signed by Inverness golfer Russell Knox, which was donated by his mother and a bargain at just £280.
She said the event had raised a lot more this year because in previous years, the amount had been between £25,000 and £35,000.
A total of 20 teams of four players took part in the golf and around 250 people were seated at 23 tables for the evening event.
The Kinsmill Hotel began supporting the hospice in 2014 when it was undergoing a rebuild. The initial target was £100,000 which it reached within two years, and has so far raised £208,672.