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A �4,500 cheque has been presented by local volunteers to Arthritis Research UK ' the proceeds of this year's Borders Challenge.'Over the four years of the Challenge, �20,500 has been raised for the charity. This is over and above the income generated by regular Melrose branch events.'Pippa Baker, community fundraising manager, had travelled from Arthritis Research UK headquarters in London to receive the cheque. Melrose branch treasurer Pat Mathew (left) and assistant treasurer Ellen Haldane (right) present the cheque to Pippa Baker.
A �4,500 cheque has been presented by local volunteers to Arthritis Research UK ' the proceeds of this year's Borders Challenge.'Over the four years of the Challenge, �20,500 has been raised for the charity. This is over and above the income generated by regular Melrose branch events.'Pippa Baker, community fundraising manager, had travelled from Arthritis Research UK headquarters in London to receive the cheque. Melrose branch treasurer Pat Mathew (left) and assistant treasurer Ellen Haldane (right) present the cheque to Pippa Baker.

A £4,500 cheque was presented by the Melrose branch of Arthritis Research UK to the charity at the town’s rugby club, the proceeds of this year’s Borders Challenge.

Over the four years of the Challenge, £20,500 has been raised, over and above income generated by regular branch events.

Pippa Baker, community fundraising manager, travelled from the charity’s London HQ to receive the cheque. Certificates were also presented to the 12 individuals and groups throughout the Borders who had helped raise the £4,500.

z Treasurer Pat Mathew, left, and her assistant, Ellen Haldane, right, with Pippa.