Big hearted Veterans Team end Centenary Year with Local Charity Donation

Gift & Toy Donation to end Centenary Year

Marking the end of centenary year celebrations, Highland Rugby Club’s over 35s embarked on a 100 Christmas Gifts for Kids fundraiser earlier this year.

The amount raised far exceeded expectations – with over £4000 worth of items secured for the MFR Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal. 

Club representatives Gavin MacDonald, Andy & Gillian Russell, Rob Gill, Graham Findlater, and club president Roy Dinnes delivered the Christmas Presents to the Mission Christmas HQ at the Telford Street Co-op earlier this week. 

Andy Russell said

“Cash for Kids does amazing work and this year, more than ever, families across the Highlands are struggling. We wanted to do our bit to help the charity in its mission to make sure that every child in the north of Scotland has a reason to smile on Christmas morning.”

Money was raised thanks to the sale of Highland Rugby Club whisky, as well as donations from our veterans section.

Andy added: 

“Although we bought lots of presents you might expect, like the skateboards and Bluetooth speakers, we were guided by the team at Cash for Kids who advised us of some essential items for older children this Christmas.

“We bought a lot of warm snuddies, cosy socks, hats, gloves and hot water bottles. This just demonstrates how challenging life is for so many families at the moment.

Andy wrapped up by saying :

“This has been a team effort from Highland RFC and what a great way to end our centenary year by bringing some Christmas cheer. 

“On behalf of Highland RFC, I’d like to thank everyone who helped us on the biggest Christmas shopping trip I think I’ve ever been involved with!”

The club would also like to thank Smyths Toy Superstore, B&M and Focus Vehicle Rental for generous support.

Lauren Macinnes from Cash for Kids added: “We are extremely grateful to Highland RFC for this amazing delivery of Christmas presents.

“This will make such a difference to children and young people in the north of Scotland this Christmas.”

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