KELSO Races will kick-off in style on Saturday when the Borders Barmy Army (BBA) Pantomime Horse Race goes under starter’s orders to raise funds for the Macmillan Ward at Borders General Hospital
The BBA are a group of friends who do daft and difficult challenges to raise money for charity – all completed in their trademark kilts.
The group of Borderers have been running for around four years, supporting numerous good causes including Anthony Nolan Trust, Cancer Research, Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, Whiz-Kidz, Macmillan Cancer Support and, most recently, the Borders Macmillan Ward.
Over the past three years they have raised more than £30,000.
This year, the BBA have taken on the challenge of running the London, Loch Ness and the New York Marathons for Macmillan Cancer Support – and have put a fantastic £13,000 in the pot for the ward.
They hope to increase this fund with the third running of the BBA Pantomime Horse Race at Kelso this weekend.
R.P. Adam Ltd have kindly sponsored the race for the second year in a row with many of last year’s horse sponsors also returning for another crack at winning the one-furlong dash down the finishing straight of the track, dressed as a range of animals from horses to camels.
The Borders Barmy Army Pantomime Horse Race is under starter’s orders at 1.50pm, with the fundraising group present at the track all day to raise money for this renowned and deserved charity.