Borders MP Michael Moore and Scottish Borders Council leader, Councillor David Parker are walking the length of the Tweed to raise money for two local charities.
The 97 mile sponsored ‘Great Tweed Trek’ will see the two politicians join forces for a second time - in 2009 they walked the Four Abbeys Way to raise funds for the special care baby unit at Borders General Hospital.
This time their efforts will benefit the Radio Borders Cash for Kids appeal (80% of the money raised) and the Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue team (20%).
“It was always our intention to do a second walk after the enjoyment of our first venture,” said Michael. “We are now in serious training and very much looking forward to winding our way down the Tweed from Scotland into England over the six days.”
Councillor David Parker said: “It is great to be undertaking another walk and I am very much looking forward to the preparation and the walk itself. We have developed a ‘Just Giving’ page for donations and there will be opportunities to donate at different communities throughout the walk.”
Radio Borders Cash for Kids provides help and support for children in the Scottish Borders and north Northumberland. The Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team support emergency events and operations and are looking to find a new base in the Borders.
Lynsey Graham, station manager at Radio Borders, said: “It is fantastic that Michael and David are once again doing a walk in the Borders and we are very pleased that they will be raising funds for Radio Borders Cash for Kids.”
Dave Cawthorn of Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team said: “The team provided help and support to Michael and David when they did their first walk in 2009 and the team have planned the route of the ‘Great Tweed Trek’ this time round.”
People are welcome to join the ‘Great Tweed Trek’ over the six days, or for any part of a day. Email – firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook page – www.Facebook.com/greattweedtrek
Please donate at - https://greattweedtrek.everydayhero.com/uk/great-tweed-trek