Last weekend saw the return of the Borders Barmy Army (BBA) Pantomime Horse Race to Kelso Races in aid of Macmillan cancer and Fire Fighters charities.
The race was won by Chandler Sports, with event sponsors RP Adam and The Kilt Shop in second and third places respectively.
The day raised almost £2,000 to be shared between the two aforementioned charities. The race video can be found on the BBA’s website and Facebook page.
Also on Sunday, BBA members Lee Myers and Rob Sinclair ran the Edinburgh marathon before coming to Kelso Races to meet up with the rest of the team.
BBA members have two more major challenges this year – participating in the Great North Run in their kilts in aid of the Friends of Borders General Hospital and, starting October 25, climbing Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro (19,341ft), in aid of the Fire Fighters charity.
Other fundraisers lined up include a casino night at Galashiels Volunteer Hall on July 26, an abseil off Scottish Borders Council’s flag tower at Newtown St Boswells, golf competition at Monksford House, St Boswells, on August 24 and a ceilidh at Lilliesleaf village hall on June 8.
This coming Saturday sees members running on a treadmill all day in Sainsbury’s, Kelso.
The BBA is looking for local business sponsorship to help cover the costs of the Mount Kilimanjaro effort – it can be contacted at www.bordersbarmyarmy.com