Employees’ bike and hike raises more than £2,000 for Borders charity

Staff from RP Adam in Selkirk raised �2,143 for The Lavender Touch from their fundraising walk, cycle and family fun day. One of the organisers, Alan Skeldon, presented the cheque to Jan Beattie and Janice Duff from the local charity.
Staff from RP Adam in Selkirk raised �2,143 for The Lavender Touch from their fundraising walk, cycle and family fun day. One of the organisers, Alan Skeldon, presented the cheque to Jan Beattie and Janice Duff from the local charity.

Staff from RP Adam in Selkirk raised £2,143 for The Lavender Touch charity from their fundraising walk, cycle and family fun day.

One of the organisers of the event, Alan Skeldon, presented the cheque to Jan Beattie and Janice Duff, from the local charity, watched by some of the staff who took part.

Mr Skeldon said: “We would like to thank everybody who sponsored us as, well as Selkirk Cricket Club, Booker Cash and Carry, Noon Entertainments and Barnett’s Catering.”

The firm’s employees have raised more than £12,000 for charities over the past five years.

Their latest challenge saw staff tackle a cycling route which was mainly off-road and took them on a 30-mile trek, crossing the summit of two hills and including more than 3,000ft of climbing.

Other workers put their hiking boots on and followed part of the Southern Upland Way on an 11-mile walk, which included a total of 1,700ft of ascent.

Initially, they set a modest fundraising target of £500, but were hopeful that they could raise significantly more – which they certainly managed to achieve.

The event, which took place in August, was rounded off with a family fun day at the cricket club.