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£125K raised for Highland Hospice and Maggie's Highlands at Dingwall Mart with 'amazing' effort hailed by lifeline charities


By Hector MacKenzie

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Andrew Benjamin of Maggie's Highlands, David O'Connor, Emma Nicol of Highland Hospice and auctioneer Grant Macpherson. Picture: Callum Mackay
Andrew Benjamin of Maggie's Highlands, David O'Connor, Emma Nicol of Highland Hospice and auctioneer Grant Macpherson. Picture: Callum Mackay

A ONE-DAY auction in Dingwall has raised more than £125,000 for two cherished Highland charities.

The Big Highland Auction event staged at Dingwall and Highland Marts was to boost the funds of Highland Hospice and Maggie's Highlands.

Both charities posted messages of thanks to all involved in the effort on Saturday.

"Over £125,000 raised at The Big Highland Auction!

"We’d like to thank our amazing sponsors Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd, MacGregor Industrial Supplies Ltd, Port of Nigg, Global Infrastructure & RSE.

"Thank you to David O’Connor and the committee consisting of Grant MacPherson, Alastair Kennedy, John Fyall, Ramsay McGhee, Douglas Fraser, Liam Christie, Lorraine Christie and Sasha Devine, and all of the mart team.

"Thank you to the fantastic auctioneers Grant and Daniel, to Nicky Marr, and of course each and every person that donated lots and purchased items today.

"Your support means the world to Highland Hospice & Maggies Highlands."

Dingwall and Highland Marts said: "Just to reiterate a huge thank you to everyone involved and a massive thank you to all our staff who helped make this sale a great success, we can’t operate as a business without this very dedicated team.

"Special mention to Daniel Gardner at Highland Technical for giving of his time to run our online bidding & Bidpath our online platform who also didn’t charge for their services.

"Thanks to all who donated and bid on the day."


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