Three-day hack raises cash for centre

Arthurshiel Rescue Centre has benefited by more than £750 after a fundraising three-day horse ride from Jedburgh to Ettrickbridge.

Adi Kay riding Fiadh, and Lynda Mays on Albus, set off on Tuesday, October 20, for the 40-mile journey, through Bedrule, Denholm, Cavers, Hawick racecourse, Drinkwater Hill, Ashkirk, the Dod and the Ettrick Valley.

Adi told us: “Fiadh and Albus are Highland ponies, which as a breed are good weight carriers and well suited to travelling many hours over rough countryside.

“Sourcing routes, places to stay and making sure that saddlebags contained necessary equipment meant preparation took several weeks.”

The ride raised £777 in total: £377 from sponsors and £400 from Adi’s proud husband Colin, who owns Cameron’s Bakery. Adi and Lynda thanked all who sponsored them, and all who helped to make their journey possible.