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.