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Family to cycle North Coast 500 for Macmillan suite at Raigmore Hospital 

12/09/2017   |  South & Mid Highland; Raigmore 

A family from Inverness are cycling the North Coast 500 over five days to raise funds for the Raigmore Hospital Macmillan suite.

The family, many of whom work for NHS Highland, are pedalling in memory of their mum, Marion Nicolson, who sadly passed away earlier this year.

They were impressed by the level of care and compassion from all staff at the Macmillan suite and have already raised £4,000 to be donated to the Highland Health Board Endowment Fund.

NHS Highland’s technical project manager Sarah Smith said: “My dad, husband, sister and her partner are cycling the North Coast 500 over five days from Saturday, 16th September.

“They are getting on their bikes to thank the staff at the Macmillan suite in Raigmore Hospital for the wonderful care they provided for my mum. My mum was a fitness enthusiast and a keen cyclist, so we thought it would be a fitting tribute.

“I’ll be driving a van and will be touring with them providing snacks and refreshments along the way. We have accommodation sorted each evening along the route, so they can get a good meal and a comfortable bed to sleep in.

“We are absolutely delighted to have raised £4,000 so far and we hope to raise even more money to donate to such a wonderful cause. We have set up a JustGiving page and any donations are gratefully received.”

Pictured, from left: Sarah Smith, Kevin Smith, Hector Nicolson, Marion Nicolson, James Shewan, Laura Nicolson and Michael Nicolson.

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Andrew Devlin 
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01463 704723