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Yee hah! Inverness hoedown is a hit for charity


By Hazel Urquhart


SEVERAL outlaws showed their generous side at a Wild West-inspired fundraiser in aid of an Inverness fitness instructor and a children’s cancer charity.

Lindi Gunn, who suffered a stroke in 2017, was given money towards physiotherapy and the rest of the cash raised at the Wild Wild Ness Heilan Hoedown was handed over to CLIC Sargent.

More than 100 people attended the event at the city’s Mercure Hotel, which was hosted by Inverness College UHI events management group LED Events.

Organiser Laura Johnson said: “It was a brilliant night and we raised just under £700.”

The party included a guess the whisky competition, a bucking bronco supplied by Xplosive Entertainments and a fancy dress competition for the best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl.

There were also line dancing demonstrations from the Inverness Country Western Line Dancing Company, performances from Beauly band K-DJ, solo artist Carmen Eliza and pole dancing from Aimee Lawson and John McWilliams from Inverness Pole and Aerial Circus.

At a raffle, guests were able to win a Loch Ness by Jacobite cruise, restaurant vouchers and a football signed by Caley Thistle players.

It is hoped the hoedown will become an annual event.



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