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High Life Highland (HLH) to donate £15,000 to Disaster Emergency Committee appeal for Ukraine following a weekend of fundraising

By Gregor White

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High Life Highland chief executive Steve Walsh.
High Life Highland chief executive Steve Walsh.

In support of Highland Council’s Highland Weekend of Action for Ukraine, HLH is sending £15,426 which comes from staff and public donations to the humanitarian appeal.

More than four million people have fled Ukraine and another seven million have left their homes to escape the conflict, leading to a huge humanitarian crisis.

High Life Highland chief executive Steve Walsh said: “We have all seen the awful scenes from Ukraine and I am delighted and honoured that High Life Highland customers and staff have worked so selflessly together to help those in desperate need.

“For the Highland Weekend of Action for Ukraine, High Life Highland visitor attractions, leisure centres, libraries, archive centres, music students and museums have been raising funds for the cause.”

As well as donations from HLH staff and the public, the City of Inverness Youth Pipe Band raised over £360 in Inverness High Street and the Highland Archive Centre showed its solidarity, lit up in blue and yellow.

High Life Highland chairman Ian Ross added: “Due to the amazing efforts of our customers and staff, we are very proud to be able to donate to the DEC charities, providing food, water, shelter and medical assistance.

“I also know that a huge amount of organisations joined the Highland for Ukraine weekend, so a big thanks to communities across the Highlands for taking part and making it such a success.”

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