Strictly Inverness 2018
We might have accidentally started a tradition here at esave as for the second year in a row we will be taking part in Strictly Inverness from 16th to 19th May. Katie, our newest member to the team, will be taking part with her dance partner Andrew as they perform the Bachata and a Viennese Waltz.
Now in its 9th year, the event organisers are hoping to top the £130,000 raised last year by the 15 couples. To do this, all dancers are required to fundraise to their best ability and train from Jan-May in order to be well prepared for their performances.
Having seen how the Highland Hospice helps people dealing with cancer and loss, Katie decided that she would use the opportunity to raise money for the charity. She said “To find out that the Highland Hospice was willing to help someone four years after was very reassuring…I thought there was no better way than to throw myself into fundraising as much as I could to show my gratitude.”
We are looking for as much support as possible and would be very grateful if you would consider supporting Katie in her challenge. Here are some key dates for the diary:
- Saturday 17th March: Fundraising Evening with disco, buffet, raffle and auction
- Wednesday 28th March: Ladies night at the Crabtree & Evelyn
- Friday 6th April: Race night at the Chieftain Hotel
Any support for this great cause is appreciated.
Strictly Inverness 2017
Our MD George took to the floor after months of training as he and his partner Lee Macdonald took part in this year’s much anticipated Strictly Inverness. Along with the other 15 couples they managed to raise over £130,000 for charity, with lots of donations still being counted.
The couple put in a stellar performance, securing themselves a place in the grand final. Despite their best efforts and fancy footwork, they did not leave with the trophy, that honour when to dancers Iain Auld and Karen McBey. They did however leave with a new found respect for dancing and a sense of achievement having raised so much for charity.
Speaking after the final, George mentioned that despite not winning, he had relished the challenge saying “I thought cycling was difficult but this is something else. I have enjoyed every minute of it and have made some really good friends. I would urge anyone who is thinking of doing it to do so as it is great fun and a real physical challenge.
This year’s final took place in front a packed audience in the Inverness Ice Centre, with the head judge, Louise Marshall, commenting that it was the best Strictly night she had ever seen
“It was so exciting, for the first time ever, we had a different winner on each night of the competition.”
All proceeds from the event went towards the Inverness Ice Centre and the Highland Hospice to allow them to continue with their efforts to support the local community.
There is only one question left, who will be taking on the challenge next year???
As an extra treat for you all, we have added the link to the live coverage of the final.
George's Big Battle Bike Race 8th October 2016
Our Managing Director George succesfully took on the Big Battle Bike Race. The event took place in the heart of the Highlands and involved a gruelling 85 mile ride with over 4000 feet of ascent. Apart from having an excuse to don some Lycra, George took part in the race on behalf of the Archie Foundation.
The Archie Foundation supports sick children and their families across the whole of the North of Scotland. The funds raised by George will go towards the new Archie Highland Children's Unit - a new facility that will transform children's healthcare for a generation.
Loch Ness Beast Race 3rd September 2016
We took one the Loch Ness Beast Race to challenge ourselves and to raise vital funds for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland is Scotland’s Health Charity - there to improve the lives of the thousands in Scotland affected by these terrible illnesses. CHSS funds pioneering research and provides essential support in communities around Scotland, however, the charity can only do this with your support.
We managed to raise over £350