Borders football club staging sponsored walk in memory of former player and manager
Earlston Rhymers players, officials and fans will go on an 11-plus-mile sponsored walk this coming Sunday, November 19, as a tribute to Robert Carlyle, alias Kay, following his death at the age of 67 in August.
Half the money their walk around the Earlston circular and Leader path raises will be donated to the Melburn Lodge specialist dementia unit at the Borders General Hospital at Melrose and the other half will be spent on improvements to the showers at their Runciman Park clubhouse.
They’ve set a fundraising target of £1,000 and are already £630 of the way there.
Donations can be made at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Earlston-Rhymers
Carlyle, a Heart of Midlothian fan also formerly with Berwick Rangers and Kelso United, played for Rhymers from 1990 until 2003, latterly managing them too, helping them win the Border Amateur Football Association’s B division title in 1991 and A division title in 2003.
Sunday’s walk sets off from Earlston’s Swan Bar at 10am.
Rhymers, currently fifth in the association’s A division, with 16 points from nine fixtures, were scheduled to play Biggar United at home this Saturday, November 18, with kick-off at 2pm but that match has been called off due to no referee being available.
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