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Inaugural fundraising Haven Centre Highland Hooley to take place at Drumossie Hotel

By Val Sweeney

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An illustration of how the Haven Centre will look.
An illustration of how the Haven Centre will look.

A fundraising Highland Hooley has been announced for Scotland’s first multi-purpose centre for young people with learning disabilities and complex needs which is being built at a site in Inverness.

The inaugural Haven Centre Highland Hooley will be held at the Drumossie Hotel in Inverness on September 2.

Hosted by Courier columnist Nicky Marr, it will include live music, dancing and food.

The long-awaited £4.1 million Haven Centre in Smithton will comprise three two-bedroom respite flats for young adults up to the age of 30, an indoor specialist play centre with childcare facilities, a community café, meeting spaces and outdoor garden.

Building work, which began in March, is expected to last about 12 months.

Watch: Progress on construction of pioneering £4.1m Haven Centre

The project is led by the Elsie Normington Foundation and has received support from the Scottish Government, the National Lottery Community Fund and Highland Council as well as the public.

The Highland Hooley is being sponsored by Highland Industrial Supplies.

Proceedings start at 6.30pm with a welcome drink and musical entertainment.

The dress code is smart/casual.

For more information and to buy tickets, click on the link enfhighlandhooley.

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