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Look Snappy! New stars wanted to shine in sparkling Inverness charity event

By Neil MacPhail

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A charity show is seeking fresh talent to strut their stuff as its Stars In Their Eyes contest returns for a second year.

Singers wowed a sell-out audience at the Kingsmills Hotel at the first event in March this year when competitors strutted their stuff as legends such as Freddie Mercury, Dolly Parton and Elvis.

The fun-filled evening raised a massive £33,193 for charity SNAP which runs a variety of events, clubs and activities for Highland children and young people with additional support needs.

The winners were Highlife Highland chairman Steve Walsh and his daughter Sophia, who captured hearts with their rendition of That's Life made famous by Frank Sinatra.

Now organisers want to find the next intake of talent for a reprise of the stage version of the TV show, which was a huge hit in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Each competitor will be tasked to fund raise individually, with opportunities for corporate sponsorship on the evening of Saturday March 23, 2024.

Anyone interested in taking part should contact www.kingsmillshotel.com/starsinverness

The show will again be hosted by TV broadcaster Nicola McAlley.

The event comes at a pivotal time for SNAP as it moves in to the brand new Haven Centre this summer.

Organisers are looking for businesses who wish to support this cause and be featured as part of the event that has got everyone talking, with numerous sponsorship opportunities.

Steve Walsh said: "Sophia and I had an absolute ball participating in the first Stars in Their Eyes with an amazing group of contestants, who all became instant friends for life.

"SNAP does amazing things for families and the huge amount raised will do so much good for so many who really need the support. We will always be proud to have played our wee part and the trophy has pride of place in our house. Roll on next year, we can’t wait to see all of the new acts saying ‘Tonight Nicola, I will be...’ at the Kingsmills."

Kingsmills Hotel Group CEO Tony Story said: "We are all delighted at the success of our first fundraising event for SNAP and our thanks go out to everyone who made such a huge effort to make the event so memorable.

"The first evening set such a high bar in entertainment and fundraising terms we can’t wait to get to grips with next year’s event and are looking forward to it immensely. It’s great to see the very real good that these events bring to charities like SNAP whilst having an absolutely ball."

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