Charity walk is a family affair

Beating the bounds of Berwickshire is a project being undertaken by Rev. Bob Higham and his daughter Mrs Shirley McColm to raise money for the Berwickshire Christian Youth Trust.
Beating the bounds of Berwickshire is a project being undertaken by Rev. Bob Higham and his daughter Mrs Shirley McColm to raise money for the Berwickshire Christian Youth Trust.

Beating the bounds of Berwickshire - walking the boundary of Berwickshire - is a fundraising project by Rev Bob Higham and his daughter Shirley McColm.

They are currently on stage five of the eight stage walk, which has taken them north to the Whiteadder Reservoir.

Each of the stages is walked on Saturdays and so far Bob and Shirley have covered stretches from: Marshall Meadows to Norham; Norham to Eccles; Eccles to Huntleywood; Huntleywood to Twin Law Cairns; and Twin Law Cairns to Whiteadder Reservoir.

The remaining three stages are: Whiteadder Reservoir to Dunglass; Dunglass to St. Abbs; and the final leg from St. Abbs to Marshall Meadows. And all going to plan they should reach their final destination on July 6.

Beating the Berwickshire bounds is Bob and Shirley’s efforts to raise money for the Berwickshire Christian Youth Trust. Shirley raised over £1500 a few years ago for the trust through a cycle ride round the Outer Hebrides, inspiring her to undertake this latest venture with her father.

Berwickshire Christian Youth Trust is an independent local charity that shares “Christian hope with a new generation” through the support of many churches in the district. It is run by five trustees and a group of 11 people from local churches, including church leaders, who form the management committee.

They employ two youth workers - a full time area worker in schools, churches and the community, and a second worker who combines administration and primary schools work.

Anyone wishing to sponsor them in support of BCYT can do so through: BCYT OFFICE, Platform 1, Station Road, Duns, TD11 3HS. Telephone 01361 883063.