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Quarrying cash for Caithness charities

By David G Scott

A CAITHNESS quarrying company has raised £600 for two local charities from an online raffle.

Norse Stone, a specialist supplier of Caithness flagstone, put together a hamper worth £400 thanks to the generosity of local businesses contributing to it.

"Because it was all local businesses who contributed to the hamper, we dubbed the event the Caithness Charity Hamper with its own Facebook event page," said Kerry Speirs from Norse Stone.

The raffle was run on April 27 but due to commitments on both sides the presentations took place more recently. The SSPCA animal rehoming centre at Balmore and Castlehill Heritage Centre were chosen as the recipients of the £600 raised – each receiving £300 cheques.

Kerry added: "We were unsure how a completely online raffle would work but were pleasantly surprised with how well it was received and would like to organise a similar event in the future. Our winner, Cathy Earnshaw from Thurso, was also delighted to have won."

Hamper sponsors were G S Donn Mechanical Maintenance & Repair; Eye Candy, Caithness Chocolate; Inspired by Caithness; Lindsey Gallacher Studio & Workshop; Shore Seaweed; the Ulbster Arms Hotel; Wolfburn Whisky; KW1CK Deliveries; Dunnet Bay Distillery; Highland Drones and Marks & Pencils.

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