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Charity event in journalist’s memory raises £200

An event held in memory of a weekly reporter whose body was found two months after he went missing has raised more than £200 for charity.

Clive Dennier, left, was found dead at the end of May, two months after colleagues at the Strathspey and Badenoch Herald reported him missing after he went hill-walking.

A farewell party called CliveFest has been held to remember him at a pub in Inverness and around 120 of Clive’s family and friends attended the event.

Clive’s former paper reports that £208 was raised at the event and will be shared between the British Red Cross and charity Sky Watch, who both conducted extensive searches of the Knoydart peninsular, Loch Hourn and Loch Nevis following the reporter’s disappearance.

Clive, 50, went missing in March after telling friends he was going hill-walking at the weekend.

He was based at the Herald’s Kingussie office and was reported missing by worried work colleagues after failing to turn up to work at the Grantown office, where he was covering holiday leave for editor Gavin Musgrove.

Four days later, his Volkswagen Polo was found in the remote Knoydart area, resulting in organised searches of the area.

But his body was not found until two months later, when it was discovered by a member of the public in a river in the Kinloch Hourn area, on the Knoydart Peninsula.

Since then, his family launched the Clive Campaign – a new form to encourage those walking in the hills to leave their details and proposed route with a responsible person.