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Francome dinner raises over £18,000

Former national hunt champion jockey, author and television pundit, John Francome with organiser Rhona Elliot at the fundraising evening in Kelso

Former national hunt champion jockey, author and television pundit, John Francome with organiser Rhona Elliot at the fundraising evening in Kelso

Former national hunt champion jockey John Francome was the speaker at a charity dinner and auction which raised more than £18,000 in Kelso on Saturday, May 24.

The event in Kelso Racecourse’s Tweedie Stand was organised by Rhona Elliot of the MS Borders Racing Club, pictured with Francome, to raise money for the Borders branch of the MS Society and the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF), which celebrates its 50th year this year, with Francome its president.

The former television pundit, who is also a successful author, golfed at The Hirsel, Coldstream, in a charity game before the evening’s dinner and auction was attended more than 200 people.

Rhona said the money will be split between the two charities.

 

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