MEDIA EVENT PROVIDES GOOD NEWS STORY FOR CHARITIES
Members of the media have helped four leading charities scoop a major funding boost.
Alzheimer Scotland, MND (Motor Neurone Disease) Scotland, the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland and Highland Wildcats shared £3,600 raised at the 2017 Highlands and Islands Press Ball and Media Awards.
The event, organised by Inverness-based communications company System2, was held in the Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness, and was attended by 260 journalists and PR professionals from across the region.
The ball and media awards is held for print, broadcast and online media representatives in an area stretching from Shetland to Argyll and from Moray to the Outer Hebrides.
Principal sponsor of the evening was Diageo, with additional support from System2, Chivas Brothers, Fujitsu, the National Union of Journalists, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Bòrd na Gàidhlig.
John Ross, chairman of the Highlands and Islands Press Ball, said: “The Highlands and Islands Press Ball and Media Awards is the only event of its kind bringing together the media stretching across such a vast region.
“We are delighted that the generosity of our guests on the night has benefited four extremely important charities working in this area.”
Welcome to HIPBMA 2017
The Highlands and Islands Press Ball and Media Awards brings together colleagues from Shetland, Orkney, the Outer Hebrides, Caithness, Sutherland, Ross-shire, Inverness, Nairn, Moray, Strathspey, Lochaber, Argyll and Skye, as well as from Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and beyond