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Highlanders raise thousands for Nepal earthquake fund

Earthmovers clear the debris after a building collapsed in Kathmandu, Nepal. (AP)
Earthmovers clear the debris after a building collapsed in Kathmandu, Nepal. (AP)

Two events in Highlands have raised thousands of pounds for the Nepal disaster fund.

In Ullapool, a lunch and auction organised by the Red Cross raised £2,990.

A further £470 was raised during a collection at the village’s Tesco and at Ullapool Book Festival.

The fundraising group has decided to donate £2,760 to the Red Cross Nepal Appeal, which will allow the Red Cross staff and volunteers to continue their vital work helping people in crisis in Nepal.

The remaining £700 to Red Cross Week funds to help support the Red Cross’ services in the North of Scotland.

And a coffee morning at the Waterfall Cafe at Foyers raised a total of £615 for the disaster appeal.

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