2020 Challenges – Help us raise £2020 in 2020 (or more!)

If you would like to organise an event in aid of The Neil Mackenzie Trust we would be delighted to assist if we can.  Please let us know by contacting us or setting up a GoFundMe fundraiser.  If you have already held an event, contact us  for our bank details, or donate by PayPal
Past events:

Van Isle 500

On 2nd September 2020 Kate Downes & Fiona Elder will embark on a 5 day, 500km road cycle of Vancouver Island. Donate

For more information see


Lairig Ghru

Caroline Tucker, Neil’s sister, walked the Lairig Ghru with three friends, Carol Hammond and Audrey Anthoney, both also from Strathnairn, and Sian Curley from Elphin, on 22nd July, 2018.  A 19 mile walk through the Cairngorms.  Further sponsership donations always welcome through the link on the right hand side of this page!


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Audrey, Carol, Caroline & Sian





Highland Gathering – July 2018


The recent campervan/motothome meet at Brin, near Inverness raised over £400 – thanks to everyone for making this such a successful gathering!



Talks:  Hill Walking and Climbing through the Ages. 17th March 2018 1pm – 3pm.

Thanks to everyone who came along, and for donations and raffle prizes.  We raised £300 and had a great afternoon!


GRAND RAFFLE –  prizewinners

Drawn at The Neil Mackenzie Memorial Ceilidh at Summerhall, Edinburgh on 27th January, 2018.

Amazing prizes included:

Spa minibreak at Norton House Hotel, Edinburgh – Elizabeth and Norman Millichap, Cumbria

Minibreaks in Glasgow: One night at Jury’s Inn and voucher for 111 by Nico – Jenny Stewart, Croachy, near Inverness

and Inverness: 2 nights at Waterside Hotel, dinner at The Mustard Seed and boat trip by Dolphin Spirit – Jo Lewis, London

Adventure Activities from Mad Max (Quad biking and Archery for 4) – Gail Grant, Edinburgh

Nae Limits (watersports for 2) – Val Rose, Daviot

Full training/expedition grant from The Neil Mackenzie Trust (Ts & Cs apply) Magalie Castelin, Paris

Half a case of Whisky – Tim and Beth Rose, Achvraid, Inverness

Other winners: Lara Bell, Glasgow, Mackenzie, Inverness,  Hilary Engwall, Wirral, Thea Lewis-Yates, Esher, Gina Pelham, Somerset, Eva Craig, Inverarnie and Simon and Fiona Lillico.

We would like to thank everyone who has donated such amazing prizes for their generosity!


The Neil Mackenzie Memorial Ceilidh

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was held at Summerhall, Edinburgh on 27th January, 2018 with The Dance Bandits

Burns themed food was available by Gannet & Guga, East Market Street, Ednburgh

The event was a great success and raised a massive £1,718!

Many thanks to everyone who came along and to all our helpers, and especially to Katherine Eden Green for organising the event.


2017 Bell’s Bothy Challenge

fun to donate, fun to participate, fun to benefit!

Over £5,000 was raised through the bothy Challenge.  Thanks to everyone who made this possible!

Our first Fun, fundraising ceilidh day was held on Saturday 9th April 2016, at Farr Hall, near Inverness.  We raised an amazing £3,715.   For more details:

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