Parker and Moore trek raises over £8,000

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The sore feet and blisters have been forgotten – almost – but the cash raised from their marathon trek last summer along the route of the River Tweed by Scottish Borders Council leader David Parker and the then local MP Michael Moore will have lasting benefit.The duo’s Great Tweed Trek in August raised £8,222.62, split between Radio Borders Cash for Kids campaign (£6,578.10) and Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team (£1,644.52).

Commenting, Mr Moore said: “I want to thank everyone who helped us organise the walk and particularly the great many people who donated so generously to our cause.”

Councillor Parker added: “Can I echo Michael’s words and thank everyone who donated so generously and all who helped us get to our final destination.”

Next to Mr Parker is Candy Rafferty, Cash For Kids fundraising manager for Radio Borders, while Lynsey Graham, station manager Radio Borders, is next to Mr Moore.