Grant Macpherson, General Manager of Auctions, Aimee Bisset, Auctioneer, Charlotte Boa, Maggies Center Fundraiser and Mia Pimm, Center Fundraiser Organizer. Pictured: James Mackenzie.

Do you have a bottle of whiskey or gin at home that you could donate to a good cause?

Maggie’s Highlands fundraising team is appealing for donations to boost a special whiskey auction that Dingwall & Highland Mart will be hosting on November 25, with proceeds to support the cancer charity.

Highlands Center fundraising manager Andrew Benjamin said: “Dingwall & Highland Mart are very good friends with Maggies Highlands and have been supporting the charity for the past year or so.

“After speaking with them earlier this year and explaining how difficult fundraising is right now, they said they wanted to help.

“They have a whiskey auction every year and this year it’s going to benefit Maggie’s Highlands, which is absolutely wonderful.

“We would be really grateful to anyone who has a whiskey or gin in the house and is kind enough to donate it for the auction.

Grant Macpherson, Managing Director of Dingwall Auction Mart, Mia Pimm, Maggies Center Fundraiser Organizer, Charlotte Boa, Maggies Center Fundraiser and Aimee Bisset, Auctioneer.  Pictured: James Mackenzie.
Grant Macpherson, Managing Director of Dingwall Auction Mart, Mia Pimm, Maggies Center Fundraiser Organizer, Charlotte Boa, Maggies Center Fundraiser and Aimee Bisset, Auctioneer. Pictured: James Mackenzie.

“We hope to raise between £3,000 and £5,000 if all goes to plan. It’s a really kind gesture the Mart is doing for the charity.

“We are also very grateful to AVVA Scottish Gin, who are sponsoring the auction.”

Anyone with a bottle can bring it to Maggie’s Highlands Center at Raigmore Hospital or contact the Dingwall Mart directly.

The latter will also provide the space for Maggie’s Highlands Christmas Car Boot Sale and Festive Fair on 6 November – more information is available on the official Facebook event.


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