Shinty lads on their best game to help Belford patients stay tuned

Young Fort William Shinty Club players Rhys Kennedy (left) with Cameron and Struan Stephen helped in the handover of a televison and dongle to Belford Hospital staff for the use of children and other patients. The money was raised by sales from the Club’s kitchen during matches. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos.

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So good were Fort William Junior Shinty club fundraising efforts from their kitchen teas and coffees prior to lockdown that when they heard Belford A and E were needing a TV and dongle for their children’s treatment room, the boys were able to buy it for them.

Junior club player Struan Stephen said: ‘We really appreciate Belford A and E, especially on Saturdays during the season, so we were delighted to be able to help them look after their youngest customers in this way.’

A and E Charge Nurse Chris Stirrup, when accepting the gift, said: ‘This is a great help and much appreciated gesture from the shinty club boys.

‘The children we are looking after can now watch whatever their favourite shows are on TV while we treat them.’