Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Family fund-raiser Kenneth Gillies has said a big thank you for the fantastic support received for a local cause.

Last month the Skye man and family members organised a charity event that was very much close to their hearts.

Kenneth said then : Last October I lost my uncle Duncan Mackinnon to Huntington's disease after suffering from it for a number of years.

"I'm hoping to try and raise some money for the Scottish Huntington's charity because their going to need help in the future. I would be grateful to all the local folk of Skye and beyond if they could come and support us on the night. "

And local folk certainly did. For the ceilidh, staged at Portree Community Centre with music by The Ballochmyle Ceilidh Band brought in a mammoth £7,150 for the cause.

Kenneth added: "The event proves we really are fortunate to live in a great community.

"The night was fantastic with the young and a bit older joining us on the night! The dance floor was packed from the beginning of the night until the end with fantastic music by the Ballochmyle ceilidh band.

"The donations towards our raffle was as many said the most they had seen but on top of that we were able to offer an auction and the contributions towards that were exceptional. We have raised the massive amount of £7150 to date and to say I'm astonished is an understatement.

"On behalf of my Aunty Catherine, cousins Karen, Lorna, Eilidh and families we would really like to show our appreciation to each and every person who contributed little or large to the massive total raised."

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