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Musician Kenny Smith of Torridon set to promote work of the Archie Foundation after becoming a patron of the children's charity


By Val Sweeney

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Kenny Smith, of Torridon.
Kenny Smith, of Torridon.

The frontman of popular Highland folk rockers Torridon has become a patron of the Archie Foundation children’s charity.

Kenny Smith has previously helped to raise funds for the charity which works to make a difference to sick children and their families.

He said he was honoured to accept an invitation from chairwoman of Archie Highland, Mary Nimmo.

"The main thing for me about Archie is that they truly make a difference to the lives of young children," he said.

"Little ones are totally dependent on adults and we all have a responsibility to do what we can to help those who need it most."

Both personally and with the band, he had raised money for the Archie Foundation.

"For us, it’s about giving something back to local communities," he said.

"Without the support of local people who turn up at our gigs or just listen to our music, we would not exist as a band. Without the support of local people and businesses, charities like Archie would not be able to deliver the essential work that they do."

Ms Nimmo, senior partner of solicitors Munro and Noble, said the Archie team in the Highlands was excited Mr Smith had accepted the invitation.

"We are so grateful to him for everything he and the band have done so far, and we are looking forward to building on that fantastic relationship to further promote and develop the work of Archie across Scotland and beyond," she said.

With coronavirus restrictions easing, Torridon is among the headline acts due to appear at The Gathering in Inverness on September 4.

Archie is staging a Sunshine Prosecco Picnic at Culloden House Hotel on August 22.

Supporters are also invited to hold their own fundraising Picnic in the Park with friends and family.

Children's hospital charity wheels in a Highland patron


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