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Highland Cross 2019

 

Highland Cross reaches over £5.3million with 2nd highest fundraising total in 37 years!  The figure raised in 2019 from Highland Cross participants is £286,121.

 

On 20 November 2019, the 5 principal charities received presentations:

  • Birchwood Highland received a cheque for £60,000 for improvements and refurbishments.

  • Cantraybridge College are purchasing a new adapted minibus.

  • New Start Highland have purchased a new vehicle.

  • Puffin Hydrotherapy Pool received a cheque for £40,000 for renewing their heating & air handling systems.

  • SNAP (Special Needs Action Project) are purchasing a new specially adapted minibus.

In addition to the primary causes, the participants’ success will also allow some smaller grants totalling approximately £56,000 to be distributed to charities across Highland over the next month.

 

The Organisers would once again like to thank competitors, sponsors and volunteers for their continued support of Highland Cross.

 

Photography

Photography from Highland Cross 2019 is available here:


 

Top Fundraising Teams 2019

 

Top 10   Amount Raised   Team Name   Competitor
           
1   £6,315.31   Lovat Lungbusters   Simon Lovat
          Jack Fraser
          Max Konig
           
2   £6,235.00   Friends and Family   Willie Gray
          Katie Gray
          Andrew Lilley
           
3   £4,033.91   Affric Rats   Jonathan Wotherspoon
          Timothy Laing
          Alex Leven
           
4   £3,962.05   Over The Hill 2   Steven Scott
          Alistair Douglas
          Hector MacKay
           
5   £3,615.00   Momentum   Rory Mackenzie
          Michael Campbell
          Donald Begg
           
6   £3,235.00   Optimists   Davide Taliente
          Simon Fraser
          Perdita Fraser
           
7   £3,025.00   Teuchters Three   Oliver Salvesen
          Neil Haddow
          Hamish Salvesen
           
8   £2,730.00   Cullicudden Colts   James Maclean
          Brian Philip
          Dougal Brown
           
9   £2,140.00   The 3 Amigos   Paul Ross
          Darren Simpson
          Wayne Grant
           
10   £1,977.00   Looking for Beauly   Diane Stark
          Audrey Goddard
          Yvonne Morrison

 


 

Special Endeavour Award 2019

 

Ewan McCarthy recently collected his Special Endeavour Trophy from this year’s Highland Cross. 

 

The organisers felt it appropriate to award it to Ewan from Kingussie who had just completed his 9th Highland Cross but although in the top 5 competitors every single year, he has never won the event.  On one occasion he was 5th, on 3 occasions he was 3rd and 4 times he has been runner up.  This year he was 4th

 

For sheer consistency and tenacity, the organisers felt he was a worthy winner of the Special Endeavour prize for 2019.

 

 

 

 


 

Alister Norrie

 

A lovely tribute in the Inverness Courier to Alister Norrie.

 

A long standing supporter of Highland Cross with 20 Crossings under his belt. A gentleman in every regard.

 

Read the full article here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Sandra MacLennan

Leader of the Reconciliation Team at Affric Youth Hostel

 

It is with immense sadness that I have to inform the Community of Highland Cross of the death of our friend Sandra MacLennan who died of cancer with her family at her side in the wonderful care of Highland Hospice on Friday, 1st May.

 

Sandra led the Reconciliation Team at Affric Youth Hostel ensuring that we had an accurate safety count of participants as they passed through the middle point of the foot section.  She discharged this task with great diligence and much good humour and was a hugely popular member of the wee community that crews the site every year.  A multi-talented bunch of volunteers embracing Sandra’s team, SYHA staff, Inverness Explorer Scouts and Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team.  As Andy Beaton of Dundonnell MRT said “The 2021 Cross will be even more poignant.”

 

Like so many folk on the Cross she was drawn into it by friendships and family connections.  In 2006 Sandra joined her friend Doreen Murray in organising the Reconciliation and when Doreen moved to England in 2008 Sandra naturally took over.  It helped that her husband Uisdean was the Foot Section Sweep Marshal and her brother in law David was on the crew of the Meadows Water Point a few miles east.

 

Uisdean commented that “Sandra loved her involvement in Highland Cross and she always considered the day of the Cross to be exceptionally rewarding.  Sandra was disappointed to have missed last year due to her illness. I know that Sandra would be proud to be remembered as part of the Cross family.”

 

As an Organiser, it was a huge bonus to have Sandra in the team. She was totally reliable and I knew that she would have her crew set up and ready to go long before I asked her if she was available.

Highland Cross only happens and the benefit to charities created because of the commitment of a huge collection of folk such as Sandra MacLennan.  Our Community is diminished by her passing but as Andy indicated we must all work to make 2021 a fitting memorial to her.

 

Calum Munro MBE

Organising Secretary

 

If members of the Community of Highland Cross wish to send messages of support and condolence to Uisdean and their son Iain please send mail  - marked “The MacLennan Family”  - to Highland Cross, C/O  55 Laggan Road, Inverness, IV2 4EP or by e mail to info@highlandcross.co.uk and we shall ensure that the family receive them.

 

Highland Cross 2018

 

Highland Cross breaks the £5 million barrier with another fantastic fundraising year – 11th record in the last 13 years!

The record figure raised in 2017 from Highland Cross participants was £280,346 but this has been surpassed by Highland Cross 2018 competitors raising an incredible total of £307,566!  This now means that Highland Cross has raised over £5 million over the 36 years of the event.

 

On 22 November 2018, the 5 principal charities received presentations:

  • Abriachan Forest Trust received £26,500 to create a small respite centre

  • Blythswood Care received £29,330 to purchase a vehicle to support its foodbank work

  • Highland Hospice received £20,625 for a new vehicle to support their retail operation

  • The Oxygen Works received £40,306 for a new adapted minibus

  • Skye & Lochalsh Mental Health Association received £43,563 to purchase a van and storage containers to support their retail operation

In addition to the primary causes, the participants’ success will also allow some smaller grants totalling over £145,000 to be distributed to charities across Highland over the next month. 

 

TOP FUNDRAISING TEAMS 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 10

 

Team Amount Raised

 

Team Name

 

Competitor Names

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

£15,362.83

 

No Strokes Today

 

William Gray

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard McGrail

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allan Maguire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

£12,782.06

 

Lovat Lung Busters

 

Simon Lovat

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Fraser

 

 

 

 

 

 

Max Konig

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

£5,483.69

 

Ishkabars, AKA Teuchters Three

 

Hamish Salvesen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neil Haddow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oliver Salvesen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

£5,360.00

 

Over The Hill

 

Steven Scott

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hector Mackay

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alistair Douglas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

£3,272.55

 

Five 11

 

Lindsay McCallum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raymond Wright

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

£2,770.00

 

Spot The Builders

 

Gordon Simpson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Philip

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Morrison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

£2,623.55

 

Culloden Colts

 

James Maclean

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Roska

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Philip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

£2,565.00

 

Squeek & Creak

 

David Whitby

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calum Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frazer Grant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

£2,522.49

 

Doug's Disciples

 

David Steele

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Scott

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steven Setford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

£2,427.00

 

A Projector, Erector and a Director

 

David Kilshaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Cooper

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Gillespie

 

Highland Cross 2017

 

Yet another record year for Highland Cross fundraising!  10th record in the last 12 years!

The record figure raised in 2016 from Highland Cross participants was £277,189 but this has been surpassed by Highland Cross 2017 competitors raising a superb total of  £280,346!  This now means that Highland Cross has raised over £4.7million over the 35 years of the event.  On 23 November 2017 the 5 principal charities received presentations:

  • Abbeyfield Ballachulish Society received £42,930 to purchase a minibus

  • Caberfeidh Horizons received £22,794 to purchase a vehicle

  • Dundonnell Mountain Rescue received two new 4 x 4 vehicles

  • Merkinch Community Centre Association received a contribution of £58,000 towards their new minibus

  • Shopmobility Highland, Dingwall received £50,389 to purchase a minibus

In addition to the primary causes, the participants’ success will also allow some smaller grants totalling over £52,000 to be distributed to charities across Highland over the next month. 

 

TOP FUNDRAISING TEAMS 2017
             

 

Top 10

 

Team

Amount Raised

 

Team Name

 

Competitor Names 

             
1   £11,430.00   Team Focus "A"   Wendy Davidson
            Ali Davidson
            Calum Munro
             
2   £8,655.00   Over the Hill   Steven Scott
            Angela Rae
            Gavin MacLean
             
3   £6,631.93   Lovat Lungbusters   Iain Shepherd
            Simon Lovat
            Jack Fraser
             
4   £2,731.07   Ambulance E   Alasdair McDougall
            Michael Walker
            Calum Reid
             
5   £2,570.00   The 3 Amigos   Justin Heggie
            Darren Simpson
            Kevin Lewis
             
6   £2,401.10   Cabrich Cobras   Ross MacLennan
            Iain MacLennan
            Mark MacLennan
             
7   £2,346.00   A Chick, A Hen & an Old Cockerel   Donnie Morrison
            Shena Morrison
            John Beaton
             
8   £2,212.50   Snail's Pace   Ian Cameron
            Carolyn Cameron
            Elizabeth Ward
             
9   £2,050.00   No Team Name   Andrew Philips
            Martin Patience
            Gordon Simpson
             
10   £2,025.00   Spooks (Chest, Heart & Stroke)   Maurice Gibson
          Cameron Gibson
            Hugh Thomson
           

 

Highland Cross 2016

 

Yet another record year for Highland Cross fundraising!

The record figure raised in 2015 from Highland Cross participants was £261,290 but this has been surpassed by Highland Cross 2016 competitors who have shattered the previous record by raising a superb total of  £277,189!

 

This now means that Highland Cross has raised over £4.4million over the 34 years of the event.

 

 On 24 November 2016 the 6 principal charities received presentations:

  • The Archie Foundation received £40,000 to fit out the High Dependency Unit at the Children’s Unit at Raigmore Hospital making a total of £80,000 given to the Children’s Unit in recent years by Highland Cross.

  • SOAR Youth Projects in Ross-shire received two specially adapted minibuses.

  • Inverness Voluntary Transport Scheme received a new vehicle.

  • Highland BlindCraft received a new vehicle for their fundraising workshop and sales division.

  • Blythswood Care received a new vehicle for their food bank operation.

  • Birchwood Highland received funding to build a sun lounge for their residential care facility.

In addition to the primary causes, the participants’ success will also allow some smaller grants to be distributed to charities across Highland over the next month. 

 

Top Fundraising Teams of 2016

 

 

 

Raised

 

Team Name

 

Competitor Names

1

 

£11,155.43

 

Surely it will be easier this year?

 

William Gray

         

Richard McGrail

         

Mairi Gilmour

2

 

£9,607.35

 

The Midlife Crossers

 

Hamish Baillie

         

Thomas Dallmeyer

         

Fredric Maire

3

 

£5,130.00

 

Over the Hill

 

Steven Scott

         

Ryan MacLean

         

Stuart Laurence

4

 

£3,383.50

 

Pony Express (3 Bros)

 

John Dean

         

Sandy Dean

         

Allan Dean

5

 

£2,600.00

 

Spooks @ Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

 

Maurice Gibson

         

Cameron Gibson

         

Hugh Thomson

6

 

£2,489.15

 

The Ben 3

 

Jacqueline Healy

         

Leigh-Ann Kelly

         

Ian McMahon

7

 

£2,360.00

 

Coast to Coast Busters

 

Derek Dunn

         

Phil Prestridge 

         

Ruth Wolfe 

8

 

£2,140.00

 

We said never again

 

Alexandra Reid

         

Adam Streeter-Smith

         

Norman MacDonald

9

 

£1,969.12

 

Cullicudden Colts

 

James MacLean

         

Brian Philip

         

James Garden

10

 

£1,880.01

 

Team GMF

 

Gavin MacDonald

         

Gavin Beaton

         

Scott Murray

11

 

£1,802.00

 

Three Witches of Kintail

 

Elizabeth Christie

         

Fiona Macleod

         

Emily MacDonald

12

 

£1,800.00

 

Star Wheels: The Forks Awaken!

 

Rosie Hague

         

Conor Doherty

         

Graham Wilkinson

 

Highland Cross 2015

  

Yet another record year for Highland Cross fundraising!

The record figure raised in 2014 from Highland Cross participants was £229,788 but this has been surpassed by Highland Cross 2015 competitors who have shattered the previous record by raising a superb total of £261,290!  This now means that Highland Cross has raised over £4,160,000 over the 33 years of the event.

 

On 19 November 2015 the 5 principal charities received presentations:

  • Highland Disability Sport have received funding for a specially converted vehicle.

  • Highland Hospice have received funding to create, for the first time, an en-suite family bedroom.

  • New Start Highland have received funding for a new IT system.

  • Sight Action have received funding for a new vehicle to increase accessibility to their services in rural areas.

  • Watermill Foundation have received funding for a vehicle and trailer to support their Highland wide outreach work to take cycling to children and adults with disabilities.

In addition to the primary causes, the participants’ success will also allow some smaller grants to be distributed to charities across Highland over the next month.  

Top Fundraising Teams of 2015

 

 

 

Team Amount Raised

 

Team Name

 

Competitor Names

1

 

£5,649.07

 

Over The Hill

 

Steven Scott

         

Kevin Smith

         

Stuart Laurence

2

 

£4,055.00

 

Stretched Armstrongs

 

Colin Armstrong

         

Iain Leighton

         

Michael Armstrong

3

 

£3,433.97

 

Team Maplin

 

Trevor White

         

Colin Rae

         

David Kidd

4

 

£2,985.00

 

Bring Us Back For Beer

 

William Gray

         

Richard McGrail 

         

Douglas Boyle

5

 

£2,870.00

 

Affric HBB's

 

Jamie Freeman

         

Will Matthews

         

Jack Collins

6

 

£2,797.50

 

Pony Express

 

John Dean

         

Richard Dean

         

Rachel Chalmers

7

 

£2,654.80

 

Coast to Coast Busters

 

Julia Prestridge

         

Derek Dunn

         

Phil Prestridge 

8

 

£2,412.16

 

Affric Rats

 

Jonathan Wotherspoon

         

Timothy Laing

         

Fergus Laing

9

 

£2,390.00

 

Stay On Track

 

Andrew Philips

         

Martin Patience

         

Gordon Simpson

10

 

£2,280.58

 

The Duich Dreamers

 

Nicola Forbes

         

John MacDonald

         

Alan Hunter

11

 

£2,131.35

 

Cullicudden Colts

 

James MacLean 

         

Brian Philip

         

Gemma Sutherland

 

Highland Cross 2014

 

Highland Cross breaks the £3.8 million barrier!  £229,788 raised this year!  A new fundraising record set!

The participants in Highland Cross 2014 have done an outstanding job and raised a magnificent sum for Highland Charities.  The record 2014 total of £229,788 means that the cumulative figure for 32 years of Highland Cross is over £3,898,000.

 

Highland Cross 2014 took place on Saturday 21 June 2014, the six principal charities were: 

  • Beauly and District Care Project - received funding for a specially converted vehicle.

  • Leonard Cheshire Disability Inverness - received £40,000 to create special sensory spaces in their centre in Inverness.

  • Shopmobility Highland - received a specially adapted vehicle.

  • Blythswood Care - received a forklift truck for their food bank operation in Invergordon.

  • Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland - received a vehicle to support their Highland wide outreach and fundraising work.

  • Skye and Lochalsh Young Carers - received a minibus to support their work and the work of Skye YMCA.

In addition to the primary causes, the participants' success will also allow some smaller grants to be distributed to charities across Highland.

 

Top Fundraising Teams of 2014

 

Top 10   Team Amount Raised   Team Name   Competitor Names
1   £8,546.45   The Three Must Get Beers   William Gray
            Craig Finlay
            Richard McGrail
2   £6,472.50   Over The Hill   Steven Scott
            Kevin Smith
            Ryan MacLean
3   £3,253.33   Affric Brats   Ross Campbell
            Louisa Freeman
            Rosannagh Hilleary
4   £3,036.71   Slow Motion   Mayrine MacLennan
            Catriona Campbell
            Marion Campbell
5   £2,955.00   Pony Express   John Dean
            Richard Dean
            Rachel Chalmers
6   £2,909.00   3 Singles to Beauly   Jennifer Munro
            Gillian Calder
            Karen MacAllister
7   £2,839.73   Lame but Still Game   Jim Muir
            Jason Reynolds
            Roland Waddell
8   £2,436.51   The Affric HBB's   Jamie Freeman
            Geordie Laing
            Nick Stratton
9   £2,400.00   Alltbeithe There in a While   Colin Larmour
            Rory Morrison
            Peter Miller
10   £2,280.00   Redmoss Pacers   Derek Dunn
            Philip Prestridge
            Michael Dunn

 

Highland Cross 2013

The total amount of money raised by competitors for Highland Cross 2013 is £226,086 This brings the total raised over the 31 years of Highland Cross to over £3,669,000.

 

On 28 November 2013, the 6 principal charities received presentations:

 

  • Calman Trust are receiving a crew cab refrigerated catering support vehicle for use in their work to train young people towards employment opportunities

  • Cantraybridge College received a 4x4 minibus and trailer to support their community projects and social enterprise work

  • CCAST Highland received a people carrier vehicle to enable them to extend their housing support and community work in Ross-shire and into Sutherland

  • Lucky2BHere a defibrillators and community resuscitation training charity based in Skye received £35,000 to purchase defibrillators and other equipment for communities across Highland

  • Puffin Hydrotherapy Pool received £40,000 towards the provision of a cost effective wood burning heating system for the pool to improve its long term financial and environmental sustainability

  • Seaforth House received £40,000 towards the provision of cost effective wood burning heating systems for the respite centre to improve its long term financial and environmental sustainability

 

In addition to the assistance given to the 6 principal charities, nearly £15,000 is currently being distributed to another 6 charities which made applications for grants from the surplus funds available from this year’s event.

 

Highland Cross 2012

The total amount of money raised by competitors for Highland Cross 2012 was £228,122.  This brings the total raised over the 30 years of Highland Cross to over £3,440,000.

 

On 6 December 2012, the five principal charities received presentations:

  • The ARCHIE Foundation received a cheque for £40,000 towards their improvement of the Children’s Ward at Raigmore Hospital.

  • Glenurquhart Care Project received a specially adapted minibus to support their community work.

  • Highland Hospice received a cheque to fund a vehicle to support their retail operation.

  • Multiple Sclerosis Centre, Inverness received a cheque for a specially adapted minibus.

  • Special Needs Action Project (SNAP) based in Inverness received a specially adapted minibus to support their work with disabled young people.

In addition to the assistance given to the five principal charities, over £33,000 is currently being distributed to another 12 charities which made applications for grants from the surplus funds available from this year’s event.

 

Highland Cross 2011

Highland Cross participants have raised an amazing new record amount of £228,724 from the 2011 event.  This brings the total raised over the 29 years of Highland Cross to over £3,200,000.

 

On 23 November 2011 the five principal charities received presentations:

 

  • Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) received a specially adapted vehicle to take very ill children on community outings.

  • Highland BlindCraft received a delivery van to support their retail operations.

  • ILM (Highland) received two vehicles to support their Handyperson scheme in Sutherland and Ross & Cromarty.

  • Lochaber Action on Disability received a specially adapted minibus to support their community work.

  • Shirlie Project received a complete modernisation of their computer system to support people with additional needs into work.

 

In addition to the assistance given to the five principal charities, the independent selection panel are currently reviewing the applications from charities for the surplus funds available from the 2011 event which amount to £72,000.

 

The top fundraising team for 2011 was made up of Alasdair Hilleary, Charlotte Hilleary and Georgina Norfolk.  Together they raised an incredible £13,684!

 

Highland Cross 2010

Highland Cross participants have raised an amazing new record amount of £196,640 from the 2010 event breaking the previous record by nearly £20,000. In addition, over £15,500 was also received via gift aid during 2010.

 

On 17 November 2010 the following four charities were presented with:

  • Birchwood Highland received a cheque for £30,000 towards the refurbishment of their mental health recovery centre.

  • Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland received a specially adapted minibus to help continue their support work throughout the North of Scotland.

  • Lochleven Community Minibus Association received a vehicle to allow them to continue their work with the elderly, disabled and disadvantaged in southern Lochaber.

  • Seagull Trust received a cheque for £40,000 towards the construction of their new vessel, based in Inverness, to take disabled people on cruises on the Caledonian Canal.

The remaining funds raised in 2010 have been distributed in smaller grants to charities across Highland selected by the Highland Cross Independent Charity Selection Panel.

 

The top fundraising team for 2010 was again headed up by William Gray, along with team mates Martin English and Richard McGrail. Together they raised an incredible £13,738.60! 

 

Highland Cross 2009

Participants have raised a record £176,729 from the 2009 event.

 

Over £15,000 was also received via gift aid during 2009.  On the 18th November 2009 the four principal charities were presented with their vehicles, and further sums were sent out to other charities in response to their requests for funding for various smaller projects.

 

The four main charities to benefit were:

  • Highland Disability Sport

  • Merkinch Community Centre

  • Multiple Sclerosis Society - Inverness & Nairn Branch

  • Skye and Lochalsh Mental Health Association

The top fund-raising team in 2009 was that of William Gray, Douglas Stewart and Jane Brewster who raised over £7,000.

 

Once again the organisers wish to thank most sincerely all competitors, sponsors and volunteers who work together to achieve this result.

 

Highland Cross 2008

£174,213 raised in 2008, another new fundraising record!

 

The 4 main charities to benefit were:

  • Children 1st received £34,000 to complete their family centre at Killen on the Black Isle.

  • New Start Highland - Tenant Support Scheme received a vehicle to allow them to move trainees and materials.

  • Shopmobility Dingwall received a specially adapted minibus to transport clients wheelchairs.

  • Shopmobility Lochaber received a specially adapted vehicle to allow them to extend their service into the remote and rural parts of Lochaber.

14 other charities are currently being issued with cheques for smaller amounts, totalling over £37,000.

 

Highland Cross 2007

£173,806 raised by participants this year! An all time record for Highland Cross!

 

The participants in Highland Cross 2007 have done an outstanding fundraising job and broken the previous fundraising record by over £30,000!

 

The main charities who all received vehicles to support their work are:

  • Visual Impairment Services Highland

  • Inverness Handyperson’s Scheme

  • Highland Hospice

  • Ballachulish Abbeyfield Society

The National Trust for Scotland are also receiving 8 specialist powered scooters to allow disabled people to access NTS properties in the North of Scotland.  As well as the vehicles and scooters, over £40,000 is being distributed in smaller grants to various charities across the North of Scotland.

 

Highland Cross 2006

Record fundraising year for the Highland Cross!

 

Highland Cross competitors have raised £141,240, a new record figure.  This has enabled the four principal charities for 2006 to benefit as follows:

  • L'Arche Inverness has received £33,000 to purchase specialist equipment for their new workshop facilities.

  • Disability Snowsport has received a specially adapted minibus.

  • Cameron House are receiving a specially adapted minibus.

  • Ross-shire Special Needs Playscheme are receiving a specially adapted minibus.

In addition to the primary causes, the participants' success will allow a range of other causes to benefit with donations of smaller sums.

 

Highland Cross 2005

Highland Cross breaks the £2 million barrier!

 

Over £134,000 raised again by participants this year!

 

The participants in Highland Cross 2005 have done an outstanding fundraising job and once again raised a tremendous sum for Highland Charities.

  • Eden Court Theatre received £35,000 to enhance facilities for disabled patrons and performers

  • Chest Heart and Stroke received £40,000 to expand their Survivors of Stroke service across Highland including providing a base in Lochaber

  • Shopmobility Highland received £36,000 to purchase specialist equipment for their outreach activities.

In addition to the primary causes, the following charities have also benefited through the donation of smaller sums:

  • Barnardos’ Springboard

  • Caberfeidh Horizons

  • Family Mediation Highland 

  • Highland Developmental Co-ordination Disorder Group

  • Highland Homeless Trust

  • MS Therapy Centre

  • Nairn Sports Medicine Clinic

  • Partnerships for Wellbeing

 

Highland Cross 2004

Over £134,000 raised by participants!

  • Lochaber Hydrotherapy Pool Appeal have received £45,000.

  • Highland Heartbeat Appeal have received £45,000.

  • Seaforth House Respite Centre Vehicle Appeal have received a specially converted bus to allow the centre to transport patients to events.

In addition to the primary causes, some of the other charities to benefit are:

  • Scottish Society for Autism's Highland Office - £2,500 for audio visual aids for their outreach work.

  • Uphill Ski Club - £5,000 to buy special ski sleds for disabled skiers.

  • Age Concern in Ross-shire - £2,500 to buy exercise equipment for mobility classes for older people in Ross-shire.