Francesca Marchetti works for the hospice fundraising service and in 2019 completed the Great Glen Canoe Trail with close friend David Philips to benefit the charity.
In a bid to do something every year for the hospice Covid has temporarily halted plans but in March the couple will head north to tackle the 270km Lapland Husky Trail in March from Norway to Sweden .
The cheese and wine night took place at The Wee Bar in Inverness, where cheese from Connage Highland Dairy and wine from a local collector were served.
Almost £2,000 was raised through a combination of ticket sales, donations and a wine auction.
Ms Marchetti said: ‘It went really well and went smoothly. Everything was as it should have been. »
Of the upcoming luge challenge, she said, “What I’m looking forward to the most is meeting the huskies and just being outside and living like the people live there.”