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WATCH: The Highland Hospice are ‘amazed’ as Strictly Inverness raises over £300K

By Annabelle Gauntlett

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Ailsa Campbell and Neil Pirritt.
Ailsa Campbell and Neil Pirritt.

Strictly Inverness – one of the top events in the Highland Capital’s calendar – returned this week culminating in the grand finale last night.

The massively popular event raised more than £300,000 for the organising charities – the Highland Hospice and the Inverness Ice Centre.

From sparkly costumes and strong emotions, to incredible dance moves, this year’s 2024 Strictly Inverness dancers amazed the judges and crowd with their charismatic performances.

Highland Hospice communications manager, Wendy Morgan, said: “It has had a different feel to it this year. I think that the dancers have all really embraced both dancing and the fundraising, I think we have seen so many fundraising events this year and they have just been amazing.

“Everyone has truly put their heart and soul into it this year and that’s what we want. We want them to commit to dancing and to fundraise for charities.”

When talking about the importance of Strictly Inverness as a fundraiser for the hospice, she said: “Strictly Inverness is a huge fundraising event for the hospice. The hospice does so much and probably a lot more than a lot of people realise.

“We have an impatient unit that delivers immediate care to people who are either at the end of life or looking for some rest. But, we have so many services, from bereavement support, to working out in the community. I’d be here all night listing them all! “

Last night saw Shyreen Fyffe and Jason Kelman crowned as the winning couple at the Strictly Inverness final.

Second place was for Rachel Wood and Reece Ross, and third spot went to Beth Saunders and dance partner Darryl Geegan.

Find more Strictly Inverness pictures on our website.

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