Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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A conversation between two friends ultimately resulted in over £3,000 going to charity.

Gwen Culbertson and Angela MacGillivray were moved by the plight of refugees in Syria and across Europe and were determined to do something positive.

Having supported a donations collection for charitable organisation, The Highlands Support Refugees, with their children at Bun-sgoil Shlèite primary school last year, the friends decided they wanted to raise local awareness of the cause and support the vital work of the charity.

Tickets were sold for a middle eastern inspired dinner which was provided by Croft No. 8 catering and the event was supported by many local businesses and individuals.

Guests were shown powerful images of the voluntary work that The Highlands Support Refugees undertake, and local Sleat resident, Andy Neison, talked about his experiences working as a dentist in refugee camps abroad.

The girls aim to hit the £4,000 mark which would allow a large container to be dispatched to Greece.  “We were overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness of everyone who attended and supported the event. We would love to see a container shipped to Europe with the support of the people of Skye & Lochalsh.

"This is a cause we feel strongly about and we hope that other communities across the Highlands and Islands will take the opportunity to support this fantastic charity and the vital work they do with refugees.”

If you would like more information or would like to get involved visit www.thehighlandssupportrefugees.com or get in touch with: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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