Walkers step out for Cancer Research

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A TOTAL of 73 people took to the hills on Sunday to support the Selkirk Local Committee of Cancer Research UK’s annual sponsored walk.

The hike, which is in its 25th year, has raised more than £116,000 for the charity to date.

The route follows the Southern Upland Way from Yarrow to Traquair and then over the Minch Moor to the Three Brethren and back into Selkirk finishing at the foot of the Corbie Lynn.

Although there was a very cold biting wind throughout the day the rain stayed away much to the relief of the walkers.

The Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue team were on hand in the event of any casualties but thankfully their services were not required.

Event organiser Joyce Wright said: “I am very grateful for their support and for the support provided by the First Group who once again kindly provided a bus to transport participants to the starting point free of charge.

“Last, but not least, many thanks to all the participants who come back year after year to support this event. Hopefully we will have raised a good sum for Cancer Research UK.”

Walkers are asked to their return their sponsorship money by May 31.