Melrose family for high jump

Grandfather Robbie, father Jonathon and son Jamie Fletcher from Melrose abseiled Penielheugh in aid of Deafblind Scotland last month
Grandfather Robbie, father Jonathon and son Jamie Fletcher from Melrose abseiled Penielheugh in aid of Deafblind Scotland last month
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AN abseil from Penielheugh in aid of charity raised about £1,500 last month.

Around 20 people from across the Borders undertook the 150-foot jump from the Waterloo Monument near Jedburgh after it was postponed from May because of high winds.

The fundraisers included three generations of the Fletcher family from Melrose - grandfather Robbie, father Jonathon and son Jamie - and Miss Galashiels Kristiana Le Mar who were all raising money for Deafblind Scotland.

The charity’s initiatives officer Drena O’Malley said: “It’s the first time at Penielheugh for Deafblind Scotland. We got a beautiful day and the views were stunning.”

One abseiler, Niall Armstrong, who has a relative who is a member of Deafblind Scotland raised more than £700 for the charity, which Ms O’Malley described as “a wonderful achievement”.