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Run the Runway ends on a high for Maggie's Highlands


By Erin Miller

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Davie Geddes and Dan Mason of Inverness Airport, with Tracey Gill and Andrew Benjamin of Maggie's Highland, and John and Dougal Paterson. Picture: James Mackenzie
Davie Geddes and Dan Mason of Inverness Airport, with Tracey Gill and Andrew Benjamin of Maggie's Highland, and John and Dougal Paterson. Picture: James Mackenzie

Over £93,000 has been raised for Maggie's Highlands at the final Run the Runway fundraiser at Inverness Airport.

Some 300 people took part in the event for the cancer support charity – running, jogging or walking along the main runway at midnight, guided by the runway lights.

To take part in the challenge participants were asked to raise at least £115.

Tracey Gill, centre fundraiser at Maggie’s Highlands, said: “We’re so pleased to announce that this has been our best Run the Runway event yet. To end on such a high, in terms of participant numbers, atmosphere and funds raised has been brilliant.

"We can’t thank our event partners Inverness Airport enough for all their support in running the much-loved Run the Runway event.

"The incredible amount of money raised by our supporters allows Maggie’s Highlands to continue to provide support to people in the Highlands and Islands who are affected by a cancer diagnosis.”

The top individual fundraiser was Jacqueline Coghill, who raised £4248. As a result of her outstanding efforts she was rewarded with a pair of KLM tickets from Inverness to anywhere on their European flight network.

The second highest was Steve Smirthwaite, who raised £2730 and won a pair of Loganair tickets for flights across its network.

Four-year-old Dougal Paterson, one of the youngest fundraisers, was given four Highland Wildlife Park for his efforts in raising £770.


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