A local building supplies firm has been thanked by Highland Hospice for sponsoring the recent ‘Catwalk for a Cause’ event, which was brought to the charity by Alison McRitchie - raising £74,500 for both the Hospice and the End of Life Care Together project.
Highland Hospice’s fundraiser Emma Nicol joined Alison to visit representatives of MKM Building Supplies, offering thanks for their incredible generosity in making the glitzy yet incredibly emotional event, a massive success.
Alison, who shared her own experience of cancer at the event, said, “I’m still in shock at the level of support we received on the night, and the kindness of so many local businesses and individuals.”
“The contribution made by MKM Building Supplies was significant in making the event a success, and I wanted to thank them personally for the difference their support will make to so many people.”
Emma explained, “Catwalk for a Cause was such a special event, showcasing some brave individuals from throughout the Highlands, who shared their own journey with cancer and how it affected them.”
The strength and solidarity these models showed on the night was amazing, and there was so much emotion when they took to the catwalk showcasing clothes from the Hospice’s retail collection.”
“On behalf of Highland Hospice, huge thanks to MKM Building Supplies for their generosity, and to Alison for bringing such an outstanding event to us. We really can’t thank them enough.”
Catwalk for a Cause was held in the Drumossie Hotel on Saturday 11th February. Special guests were Steve Bland and Lauren Mahon from the award winning podcast ‘You, Me and the Big C’, who paid tribute to their co-host the late Dame Deborah James.
Photo Caption: Pictured are Stephen McRitchie representing Aviemore MKM, Alison McRitchie - Catwalk for a Cause organiser, Highland Hospice’s Emma Nicol and MKM Inverness branch managers Graeme Macleod and Mark McDonald.
Thanks also to Doug McNair and Neil Mathers from MKM Elgin, not pictured, who also supported the event.