An Inverness café which supports the work of a local children’s charity has been given a new look.
The ARCHIE café in the city’s Eastgate Centre supports the work of local children’s charity The ARCHIE Foundation.
It has been given a makeover thanks to generous local tradesmen and women.
With materials and labour being donated, the café now has new toilets, decor, signage and a new menu. It also has a dedicated play area for children.
Laura Mackintosh head of fundraising for The ARCHIE Foundation, Highlands and Western Isles, said: “The ARCHIE café has had a real facelift and is now an even nicer place to have a snack or a tea or coffee.
“We are extremely grateful to all the local businesses that supported the project and without their time and generosity we wouldn’t have been able to achieve such a good result.”
The McInnes Group carried out the installment of the new bathrooms, Tulloch Homes provided labour, Sharon Leon assisted with flooring for the new bathrooms and SIG donated a wet wall or the renovation.
Lorna Cameron of Tulloch Homes, who provided labour to the project added: “We are delighted to be able to help ARCHIE by providing joinery works at the toilets for its busy café in the Eastgate Centre. The café is an important fundraiser for The ARCHIE Foundation, a charity making such a difference for sick children and their families by providing specialist equipment, grants, training for NHS staff and toys to make a child’s stay in hospital less daunting.
“Last year, we marked our 90th anniversary by donating £25,000 to help push ARCHIE’S state of the art children’s facility at Raigmore Hospital towards the finishing line. It’s great that this unit is now open, providing an invaluable service for the Highlands.”