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Ross County raises £11,000 for Archie Foundation youngsters at Raigmore Hospital

By Iona M.J. MacDonald

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Ross County handing the donation cheque to the Archie Foundation. Picture: Ken Macpherson.
Ross County handing the donation cheque to the Archie Foundation. Picture: Ken Macpherson.

Ross County’s £11,000 raised for Raigmore Hospital’s Archie Foundation is set to “make visits to hospital a little easier and more comfortable” for youngsters.

A hat trick of ladies’ days at Ross County Football Club has raised more than £11,000 for The Archie Foundation, which supports babies, children and families in the north of Scotland.

The most recent event, which was held on February 3 at the club’s Global Energy Stadium, welcomed more than 100 guests to help raise money for the charity.


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Entertainment was provided by musicians Kenny Smith and Michael MacMillan from local folk-rock band Torridon.

That event raised £1,776.14, which was handed over to The Archie Foundation on March 16 ahead of the highly anticipated Hearts v Ross County Scottish Premiership game.

The three glamorous ladies’ days, as well as the club's participation in The Archie Foundation’s golf day, have raised a total of £11,200.74 for Ross County FC’s chosen charity since 2020.

The money generated from fundraising events plays a crucial role in supporting The Archie Foundation's essential work, providing assistance to babies, children and families at the Highland Children’s Unit at Raigmore Hospital, along with the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and Tayside Children’s Hospital in Dundee.

Zoe Grant, regional fundraising officer at The Archie Foundation in Inverness, said: “The Ross County fundraisers have always been successful events for The Archie Foundation, and the most recent Ladies' Day has been no different. There is truly nothing better than seeing friends and families having fun while raising money for a good cause.

“We’d like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to the amazing amount raised for the local babies, children, and families we support.”

Duncan Chisholm, head of commercial at Ross County FC, said: “We have been proud supporters of The Archie Foundation since our first event in sponsorship with them in 2020. Since then, our fundraisers have raised incredible amounts to help children, babies and families in need.

“It's great to witness the generosity and compassion of our local community coming together for such a meaningful purpose. Our most recent Ladies’ Day was hailed a success and a brilliant day was had by all.”

The charity provides support, including financial grants, parents’ accommodation and specialist equipment, to make visits to hospital a little easier and more comfortable for young patients.

For more details about the impactful work of The Archie Foundation, visit archie.org

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