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PICTURES: Café 1 raise thousands for Inverness charity with horse racing event


By Imogen James


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Morag Williams was excited. Pictures: James Mackenzie
Morag Williams was excited. Pictures: James Mackenzie

Horse racing fans donned their best outfits last week to watch the Cheltenham races at a city restaurant.

The Hospice team: Andrew Leaver, Fundraising Manager, Karen Duff, Corporate Fundraiser, Sheila Watson, Volunteer and Katie Gibb, Community Fundraiser.
The Hospice team: Andrew Leaver, Fundraising Manager, Karen Duff, Corporate Fundraiser, Sheila Watson, Volunteer and Katie Gibb, Community Fundraiser.

Café 1 was delighted to host its annual Cheltenham fundraiser for Highland Hospice as guests came to watch the event while tucking into some delicious food, raising £14,500 in the process.

Niall Maclennan and Lorraine Gray cheering horses on.
Niall Maclennan and Lorraine Gray cheering horses on.

The week-long event is always a popular draw, and restaurant owner Norman MacDonald is happy to support the hospice.

Clif Grant, Morag Williams, Susan Macaffery, Karen Grant, Lornagh Siegel, Liza Grant, Shan Urquhart and Keith McCaffery.
Clif Grant, Morag Williams, Susan Macaffery, Karen Grant, Lornagh Siegel, Liza Grant, Shan Urquhart and Keith McCaffery.

“As a previous chairman for the Highland Hospice, I know them deeply and where their ambitions lie and the issues they need to overcome,” he said.

Tense times for Susan Macaffery and Karen Grant.
Tense times for Susan Macaffery and Karen Grant.

“They are not just providing services but also figuring out how to sweep up the stuff they are missing and help people living in remote areas. With that, it’s a great cause and touches many people. They need every bit of help they can get.

“It’s been great and very well supported.

Scott Adamson from Tomatin Distillery.
Scott Adamson from Tomatin Distillery.

“We’ve had a bit more of a distanced version and it’s worked very well. Most importantly everyone’s having a great time and supporting the hospice which they are very happy to do.”

There was also a surprise performance from Peat & Diesel who took time out from their tour to relax at the event.

They played in exchange for a £1000 pledge from Macleod Roofing Ltd.


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