Festival run cheque

Selkirk’s Craig Lowrie, who ran 10k in each Borders town last year when their festivals were cancelled due to Covid in memory of his sister Donna, raised a total of £8,000.

Thursday, 15th July 2021, 3:34 pm
Festival runner Craig Lowrie hands over the cheque to Tom Weatherston in Kelso
Festival runner Craig Lowrie hands over the cheque to Tom Weatherston in Kelso

Donna died in 2019 just two weeks before she was due to see her nephew and Craig’s son Robbie do his duty as Galashiels Braw Lad.

Craig raised the cash for the festivals as well as the Children’s Ward at the Borders General Hospital, and last week, he presented a cheque to the Kelso Laddies Association chairman Tom Weatherston for that festival’s share of £350. Tom thanked Craig for the donation, and Kelso runner Alistair Haigh, and town principals for joining him on the run.