MP gifts raffle prize to charity

Borders MP Calum Kerr has donated a quad bike he won at the Duns Summer Festival last year to the Stable Life charity based at Dryden.

Thursday, 9th June 2016, 12:00 pm
MP Calum Kerr handed over the Polaris quad bike he won in a raffle to Stable Life manager Nicola Glendinning and the Stable Life staff.

“Stable Life is an amazing charity which supports young people who are experiencing various challenges in their lives and, as a result, find fitting into a school routine overwhelming,” said Calum.

“Working with Stable Life’s outstanding staff, referred children can achieve great results through helping to care for and understand the horses and ponies there and, by building on their achievements, they can gain the confidence they need to face the world again.

Explaining how he became the owner of a Polaris quad bike, Calum said: “Last year, when I was at Duns Agricultural Show I bought some tickets for a raffle that the Duns Summer Festival Committee were running as a fundraiser. Incredibly, I was fortunate enough to win the bike!

“I decided that such an amazing prize should benefit a worthy cause and so I started to look around for a charity or organisation who could make good use of it. Having visited Stable Life previously, I decided to ask if they would like it and they were very happy to accept.

Nicola Glendinning, the driving force behind the project, said: “The bike will be incredibly useful for accompanying rides out onto the hill and we will be able to load it with packed lunches for longer excursions.”