Lesley walkers’ £1,400

walk for lesley
walk for lesley

FRIENDS and family of popular Selkirk hairdresser Lesley Smith, who died last May aged 61 after a brave fight against cancer, took part in a memorial walk round the town’s historic marches.

The sun shone on 54 walkers, including Lesley’s daughter Laura Smith and sister Maureen Davidson, who strode out along the eight-mile route recently.

walk for lesley

walk for lesley

“Lesley loved the great outdoors and bagged several Munros,” said her friend and former business parter Kate Easson. “She also followed Selkirk Standard Bearers many times on horseback so our walk, taking in the Three Brethren and Tibbie Tamson’s, was very appropriate.”

The event has raised £1,400 for research into head and neck cancer, with more pledged money to come.

“You could never meet a kinder, more helfpul person than Lesley and she is sorely missed,” said Kate.

Anyone who was unable to make the walk, but wishes to make a donation can do so at the Scott’s Selkirk shop in the town’s High Street.