Staff at an Inverness accountancy firm have raised thousands of pounds for a good cause through a sponsored hike.
Number crunchers at Ernst & Young office at Stoneyfield completed a grueling 20 mile walk along part of the Buckie-Aviemore Speyside Way, ending up at the Cairngorm Hotel in Aviemore.
They raised a grand total of £4,020, which will be used in the Alzheimer Scotland Woodlands Centre in the city’s Culduthel Road.
It specialises in supporting people with dementia, with staff trained to provide therapeutic activities to help tackle the symptoms.
They help people to maintain their skills so that they can stay independent for as long as possible and feel good about themselves.
Elma MacKay, regional fundraiser for the charity, said: “I was thrilled to bits when I was approached by Helen Hughes from Ernst & Young about doing this walk in aid of Alzheimer Scotland.
“I was there at the end of the walk to greet the participants and I could see how much effort had gone into the event in order to benefit people affected by dementia.
“This is a huge amount of money for us and we very much appreciate all the time, commitment and dedication gone into organising the walk, fundraising and for the walkers themselves.”
Dementia affects 4,200 people in the Highlands and Alzheimer’s is the main form.
Anyone who wants to raise money for Alzheimer Scotland should contact Elma on 07796 673130.
To get help from a member of the trained team, call the 24-hour helpline on 0808 808 3000 or visit www.alzscot.org for information.