Media Release: University staff raise cash for Highland Hospice

University of the Highlands and Islands Staff Black Isle Cycle Team

UNIVERSITY of the Highlands and Islands employees raised over £360 for the Highland Hospice by taking part in the charity’s Black Isle Cycle Challenge on Saturday.

The team completed the 20-mile route in two hours.

Roger Sendall (41) from Culbokie was one of the staff members who took part in the event.

Speaking about the challenge, he said: “What a great day! We had perfect weather for cycling. Our team, aged between nine and 64, all completed the 20 mile road route around the beautiful Black Isle in around two hours.

“Well done to Highland Hospice for organising such a fun family event. We will definitely be back next year. Thanks so much to all who have donated so far towards the great work of the Hospice via our Justgiving webpage.”

Anne Walker (32) from Lochardil, Inverness, also took part in the event. Speaking about the challenge, she said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the 20-mile cycle. There were fantastic views, we had fantastic team spirit and we were raising money for a fantastic charity!”

University staff voted Highland Hospice as their charity of 2013. They are taking part in a number of events to raise money for the organisation over the course of the year.

Amanda Burt, Highland Hospice’s community and events fundraiser said: “Thank you to all of the University of the Highlands and Islands staff who raised funds for the Hospice by participating in our Black Isle Cycle Challenge.

“It was wonderful to see them all in great spirit on the day. We are delighted and grateful to be their chosen charity of 2013.”


Picture: Higher resolution photo available on request. Left to right: Tim Skyrme, Eddie Szymborski, Susan Szymborski, Bruce Mackay, Lyndsay MacColl, Mark Falconer, Roger Sendall, Helen Anton, Jack Barclay and Anne Walker.

Notes to editors

The University of the Highlands and Islands is a partnership of thirteen further and higher education colleges, specialist colleges and research institutions, distributed throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. They are bound together through constitutional, management and academic structures, and coordinated through an executive office.

There are currently over 7,000 students studying on undergraduate and postgraduate courses or undertaking postgraduate research with the university.

The University of the Highlands and Islands is the only university based in the Highlands and Islands.

Its purpose is to have a transformational impact on the development and prospects for the region, its people and its communities.

The University of the Highlands and Islands is a limited company registered in Scotland No. 148203. Scottish charity No. SC022228. Registered office: 12B, Ness Walk, Inverness, IV3 5SQ.

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