Ramble by the riverside in aid of local charity

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A special ‘Riverside Ramble’ will take place on Sunday, October 2, between Melrose and Selkirk to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

The route will follow the Rivers Tweed and Ettrick, starting at Melrose Rugby Club and ending at Selkirk Rugby Club. The event is open to everyone.

Organised by the Selkirk Committee of Cancer Research UK as part of its 50 th anniversary celebrations, sponsorship forms are available for those wishing to help raise funds, but organisers would also be happy to simply receive a donation on the day.

Starting time will be between 11am and noon, with the route covering approximately eight miles along grassy tracks, hard paths and pavement.

The event is being sponsored by R. J. McLeod, main contractors of Selkirk’s flood prevention scheme, who are donating pedometers to the walkers (participants will need to register in advance to be eligible for one).

“There has already been a lot of interest in the event,” said secretary of the Selkirk Cancer Research UK committee, Mary Smail, “and it promises to be a fun day out for all the family, while at the same time raising funds for a very worthy cause.”

Anyone interested in registering for the walk, or who would like more information, should e-mail crukselkirk@gmail.com or telephone 01750 22682.