Race night raises £1,409 for charity

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A SELKIRK joiner raised more than£1,400 at a race night in the town on Saturday.

The event, followed by a disco, at O’Malley’s bar raised £1,409 towards the £2,000 Philip Hermiston has to raise to take part in the London Marathon for the children’s charity NSPCC.

Mr Hermiston said: “It’s absolutely amazing we raised that much at the race night and I want to say thanks to the sponsors and to everybody who turned up.”

The 32-year-old ran Glasgow half-marathon four years ago and is in training for his first 26-miler in the capital in April.

The dad-of-two said: “I am running on behalf of the NSPCC as I feel it is a very worthwhile charity and hopefully will make a difference to some children who need help and support.”

He works for PJ and PA Hermiston in the town and he and wife Hayley have three-year-old Arran and Phoebe, who is just over six weeks old.