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Cowal Highland Gathering announces new charity partner

Scotland’s premier Highland Games event today announced it has joined forces with one of the countries’ best-loved charities.

Cowal Highland Gathering (CHG) is teaming up with Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) as its first ever charity partner.

CHAS provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people who have life-shortening conditions for which there is no known cure.

The charity runs two children’s hospices – Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch – and a home care service called CHAS at Home.

CHG chair Ronnie Cairns said he was ‘extremely excited’ by the development.

“CHAS is one of the best-known and best-loved charities in Scotland, providing vital services for children and young people with life-shortening conditions and much-needed support for their families,” he said.

“Cowal Highland Gathering is delighted to welcome the charity on board as an official partner – not least because we believe the agreement will help CHAS raise a significant amount of money towards the millions it needs every year to continue the wonderful work it does.”

The partnership will enable CHAS to raise its profile through exposure on CHG’s website as well as its Facebook page and Twitter account. The charity will also feature in the event’s promotional leaflets and its official programme.

CHAS will also have a stand at the Gathering in order to raise awareness of the work it does and allow people to make donations on the day.

In addition, anyone buying a ticket on CHG’s website, will find the online booking form will gives them the option to make a donation to CHAS at the same time as booking their tickets.

“We are asking everyone who buys a ticket to consider making a donation to CHAS, although of course it won’t be compulsory,” Ronnie said.

“Last year more than 17,000 people attended the Gathering, so even a small amount from each of those people would have raised a great deal of money for what is a fantastic charity.

“We’re very hopeful that the vast majority of our competitors and spectators will show their appreciation of the work CHAS does by making a wee donation at some stage between when the tickets go on sale and the event itself.”

CHAS Fundraiser Samantha Reilly said: “Not only will the Cowal Highland Games raise money for CHAS, it will raise valuable awareness. Every day it costs £25,000 to run CHAS care services. We couldn’t support children and young people across Scotland without your help.

“We are proud to be the charity partner for the Cowal Highland Games 2014 and hope everyone has a fantastic weekend. Please give what you can, it means the world to our families!

This year’s Cowal Highland Gathering takes place from Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 August. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the Gathering’s website at or contact the event office by emailing or phoning 01369 703206.

For more information on CHAS, please visit