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Highland Industrial Supplies raises £2500 for Mikeysline with maze at Belladrum

By Imogen James

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Kids in their Hi Viz vests.
Kids in their Hi Viz vests.

SCOTLAND'S largest industrial supply group Highland Industrial Supplies (HIS) donated £2500 to mental health charity Mikeysline after their fundraising at Belladrum.

HIS constructed a very popular pallet maze at the festival which kids enjoyed traversing.

Mikeysline volunteers Ben Steedman, Melissa Murdoch, and Conner Sutcliffe(l-r) at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival.
Mikeysline volunteers Ben Steedman, Melissa Murdoch, and Conner Sutcliffe(l-r) at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival.

They also handed out free hi-vis vests to kids to spread the Mikeysline message and to keep them safe.

The funds will help the charity to provide life-saving mental health support across the Highlands.

Garry Mackintosh, managing director of Highland Industrial Supplies said: “We were thrilled with the response to our pallet maze at Belladrum, and to have raised so much money for Mikeysline in the process – allowing the charity to continue its great work in the community.

“As a local business working with a charity close to the community’s heart, it was important to us to engage with our customers, friends and families at a grassroots level.

The popular pallet maze.
The popular pallet maze.

“It’s also important to us to encourage outdoor events and activities in our community. This went hand-in-hand with supplying 2,000 free hi-vis vests for children at the festival, which not only promoted Mikeysline but also allows them to be seen safely during the upcoming winter months.”

Mr Mackintosh has also sponsored the majority of Mikeysline advertising boards being erected at shinty clubs across the Highlands.

Mikeysline chief executive Emily Stokes added: “We were delighted to receive such a generous donation from Highland Industrial Supplies following its hugely popular pallet maze at Belladrum.

“Getting outside, and getting some fresh air and exercise, is a fantastic way to relieve stress and anxiety – so anything that encourages people to get up and active is great for the community’s wellbeing.

“Depression and low mood is often linked with the winter months, but it’s just as easy to feel down or under pressure when the sun is shining brightly. We want everyone to know that it’s ok not to be ok, and that support is available if you feel things are getting to be too much to handle on your own.”

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