Borderers turn out in force for annual Walk of Hope

Borderers came out in force to support one of the largest annual charity fundraisers in the region on Sunday.

The annual Walk of Hope, in memory of loved ones and in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care, took place at the Borders General Hospital.

Walk of Hope at the BGH on Sunday. L-r, Page Gilhooley of Tweedbank Primary and her friend Stevie Nichol of Hawick's Trinity Primary.

Walk of Hope at the BGH on Sunday. L-r, Page Gilhooley of Tweedbank Primary and her friend Stevie Nichol of Hawick's Trinity Primary.

This year, the walk was organised by the Galashiels fundraising group, and led by the Jedburgh Royal British Legion Pipe Band

Maureen Stevenson,
 fundraising manager for Scotland south, told us: 
“The numbers were down on previous years and approximately 100 people took part. The wet weather did not deter the walkers and the event raised £1,150, which is a great sum from a volunteer committee.

“The walk was led by 
local patron Anthony 
Foyle who welcomed the crowd and thanked the 
Galashiels group for their hard work, Euan 
from Borders General Hospital radio and the Jedburgh Pipe 
Band for their support. The Galashiels group are
 delighted to have raised the money, which will 
provide over 50 hours of care locally.”

Walk of Hope leaving the BGH on Sunday.

Walk of Hope leaving the BGH on Sunday.

Walk of Hope limbering up with zumba classes.

Walk of Hope limbering up with zumba classes.

Walk of Hope limbering up with zumba classes.

Walk of Hope limbering up with zumba classes.

Walk of Hope limbering up with zumba classes.

Walk of Hope limbering up with zumba classes.

Walk of Hope, fundraisers dancing before setting off.

Walk of Hope, fundraisers dancing before setting off.

Walk of Hope. Melrose and Jedburgh pipe bands join together for the walk.

Walk of Hope. Melrose and Jedburgh pipe bands join together for the walk.

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Walk of Hope

Walk of Hope

Walk of Hope

Walk of Hope leaving the BGH on Sunday.

Walk of Hope leaving the BGH on Sunday.