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Charity dinner raises thousands for refugees

A CONVERSATION between two Isle of Skye friends has led to more than £3,000 being raised for The Highlands Support Refugees. Gwen Culbertson and Angela MacGillivray organised a fundraising event after the pair were moved by the plight of refugees in Syria and across Europe.

Having supported a collection for The Highlands Support Refugees last year, organised by Sleat Primary School, the friends decided they wanted to do more.

Tickets were sold for a Middle Eastern inspired dinner at An Crubh in Sleat, with catering provided by Croft No 8 caterers. The event was supported by local businesses and individuals including Cuillin Brewery, Flòraidh, Isle of Skye Candles, Isle of Skye Chocolate, Kinloch Lodge, Lenz Ceramics, Love Skye Photography, Lusach – the Gaelic Gins, PrabannaLinne, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI, SEALL, South Skye Cycles and Williamson of Inverness. Guests were shown powerful images of the voluntary work

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