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The city centre celebrated some of our finest and favourite businesses at our annual awards ceremony sponsored by The Inverness Courier this month and we would like to say a huge thank you to all those who took the time to nominate or vote and to offer our many congratulations to our very deserving finalists and winners.
As winter draws nearer it is great to have the Christmas lights switch-on to look forward to which will be held in Falcon Square at 4.30pm on November 26 with a day of fun activities also planned with our annual Elf on the Shelf hunt at the wonderful Victorian Market returning from 11am-4pm on December 1 and 2 providing more free fun for all the family.
Festive spirit and community spirit often go hand in hand and this is one of the reasons we have this year teamed up with MFR Cash for Kids (North) for their Mission Christmas campaign launching on November 13.
Lauren MacInnes, fundraising executive for MFR Cash for Kids, said: “Working with Inverness City Centre BID is a fantastic and exciting new collaboration for us. Every penny raised will be spent locally and used to make sure that all children referred to us will have their very own parcel to open on Christmas morning.
"Families can struggle for such a variety of reasons which makes the festive season a real challenge for many but we believe that no child or young person should be left out or left behind. Some of the referrals we receive are heart-breaking and so it cannot be underestimated the difference and the impact that your donation will bring.
"When times are tough it can mean so much just knowing too that your local community cares. We thank each and every person who is able to share, support and be part of our mission and we look forward to providing updates in the coming weeks.”
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Lorraine Bremner McBride is an Inverness BID director.