Roaring Twenties for The ARCHIE Foundation

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Friday July 7 2017

Staff members and friends getting into the spirit of the 1920s ahead of the Great Gatsby event are Caroline Carmichael who is wearing a dress loaned from Charlotte Smith Bridal Boutique, David Goddard, Conor Macdonald and Megan Macdonald

The Great Gatsby comes to Inverness for one night only to raise funds for The ARCHIE Foundation in the Highlands

The roaring 20s is set to roll into Inverness later this month for a stylish night with a difference.

Bar One on Academy Street, will be transformed for a special Great Gatsby event, which includes fabulous 1920s style dress, a champagne reception, cocktails and the chance to try your hand at poker and roulette.

The ticket price includes a £10 donation to the The ARCHIE Foundation, a glass of Champagne on arrival, a cocktail from the Bacardi brown-Forman cocktail menu and $100 gambling tokens.

Therafter; 50p from each Bacardi brown-Forman cocktail will go to The ARCHIE Foundation and any gambling re-buys (usually £5) will go to ARCHIE Highlands too.

The state-of-the-art Highland Children’s Unit was built following a campaign by The ARCHIE Foundation which encouraged individuals, communities, businesses and organisations across the Highlands to help raise £2 million in the huge fundraising drive.

The unit opened its doors in May last year.

The money raised from the event will be used for life-enhancing equipment and other equipment which is not included in the NHS budget to make sure youngsters in the Children’s Unit have as easy and comfortable a stay as possible. 

Liam Reid, manager of Bar One, said:

“Bar One is part of Cru Holdings who always like to support and work alongside local charities when we can.

“ARCHIE Highland is a very deserving charity which does a huge amount of worthwhile work in the area.

“The Great Gatsby event is something different for Inverness and we hope we can raise as much money as possible for ARCHIE.”

Laura Mackintosh, head of fundraising for the ARCHIE Foundation, (Highlands and Western Isles), said:

“The Great Gatsby event is a fantastic idea and we are absolutely delighted that Bar One are holding this fundraising evening which I’m sure will be a great success.

“We hope as many people as possible will be able to attend and enjoy a journey back in time to the roaring 20s.”

Tickets for the event on Sunday 23 July are £30.

To book call 01463 888258 or email



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