Ex-Kelso Laddie Eric hikes to Yetholm for charity

Eric Paxton with some fellow walkers on Friday
Eric Paxton with some fellow walkers on Friday
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Rugby internationalist and Ex-Kelso Laddie Eric Paxton, 56, has raised £8,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association and Marie Curie Cancer Care by walking this summer’s common riding and festival rides.

He rode the Yetholm ride-out on Saturday, so hiked the 26 miles return with Ex-Kelso Laddies Scott Forbes, Douglas Harvey, Darren Paxton and Colin Dumma, also Simon Hogg, former Scotland captain Gary Armstrong, David Welsh, Gwen Harvey, Mandy Hutchison, Jim Currie, Michael Tweedie, Diane McKay and Derek Horsburgh on Friday. Lauder is next on August 3.