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Neil MacLennan, HNMedia Pre-Media Manager, Shirlie Geddes, Macmillan Cancer Support Senior Relationship Fundraiser Manager for North Scotland and Darrel Paterson, Macmillan Cancer Support Charity Champion. Pictured: James Mackenzie.

The discussion group, which runs local newspapers including The Inverness Courier, chose the charity as charity partner of the year.

Staff organized a series of events, including a coffee morning and a charity football match against the local police.

Shirlie Geddes, Senior Fundraising Manager for Macmillan, said: “We were delighted when Darrel and the team at Highland News and Media chose us as Charity of the Year.

“The money they raised will help Macmillan do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer. £5,000 could provide up to 14 Macmillan grants to help people with cancer and their families with the extra costs a cancer diagnosis can entail, so we are very grateful for the generosity of the staff at Highland News and Media .

Darrel Paterson, Business Development Director of HNM, said: “At Highland News and Media, we are passionate about the communities we serve in the North of Scotland, providing current and reliable news content.

“We asked our employees to nominate charities they thought we should support as a business and from the shortlist we asked them to vote again for who would be selected as a charity. of the year.

“The vote was unanimous for Macmillan Cancer Support.

“Over the past year our teams in the North of Scotland have worked hard to raise funds for Macmillan, hosting coffee mornings, football matches, office raffles and hosting a cheese and wine night. , and we’re delighted to have exceeded our target of £5,000. This money will mean a lot to Macmillan and will pay for a Macmillan nurse for 161 hours, helping people with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.

“I would like to personally thank all the employees who have worked hard to bring us to this amount, as well as our customers and readers for their involvement and support for the various events we have organised.”

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