In aid of Maggie’s Highlands and Highland Hospice
On Saturday 27th November 2021, Dingwall Mart generously hosted ‘The Big Highland Auction’ in support of two much-loved local charities, Maggie’s Highland and Highland Hospice. While the effects of Covid-19 are continuing to limit both charities’ abilities to run their usual fundraising events, the demand for their services has never been greater.
With a target of £125,000 to raise, split equally between the benefiting charities, the auction organisers are looking for as many local people, businesses and organisations as possible to offer their support. Every penny raised will stay in the Highlands supporting each charities good work.
Sponsored by MacGregor Industrial Supplies, Global Infrastructure, Ross-Shire Engineering and The port of Nigg, the event has an organising committee that has launched an appeal for support by asking people to donate items, goods or services. The auction aims to cater for all tastes with items including farming, art, food and drink. Any offer of trade services on the day would be hugely appreciated also.
Any support will be gratefully received by both charities.
About Maggie's Highlands
Maggie’s Highlands provides free practical, emotional and social support for people living with cancer and their family and friends across the whole of the Highlands and Islands. Maggie’s offers a programme of support that has been shown to strengthen physical and emotional well being.
This year the Highlands centre expects to support around 15,000 people from across the Highlands & Islands who need the support and services that Maggie’s offers. Maggie’s Highlands cost £500,000 a year to run and relies solely on voluntary donations to deliver its incredible, high quality and unique programme of support.
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About Highland Hospice
When faced with life-shortening illness, death and bereavement, we believe the people of the Highlands should have access to world leading care and support. Everything we do works towards delivering this vision for our community.
Hospice care focuses on the individual and puts the needs of them and their families at the centre of decision-making. By managing their pain and other physical symptoms, we help make time and space for reflection, for gaining perspective and for achieving a measure of calm. Crucially, our team also offers advice with the emotional, social and spiritual issues that may arise and works with patients, families and carers at a time of transition to help them enjoy, value and commemorate life. As well as providing services direct to those in need, we work in partnership with local communities and support professional and unpaid
carers by sharing resources and offering training and mentoring, so they can provide the best care they can.
Highland Hospice services are offered free of charge to all those in the Highlands who need them. We are an independent local charity reliant on our community for the majority of our funding.
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Maggie’s registered charity number SCO24414
Highland Hospice registered charity number SC011227