Chasers take up the challenge in aid of local charities

The Chasers are attempting to complete double the challenge of last year's successful 24 hour run where participants raised an incredible �3,500.
The Chasers are attempting to complete double the challenge of last year's successful 24 hour run where participants raised an incredible �3,500.

This Friday (August 5) at 2pm Chirnside Chasers Athletics Club will commence their biggest challenge yet on Friday when they start a 48 hour continuous charity relay run.

The club are attempting to complete double the challenge of last year’s successful 24-hour run when participants raised an incredible £3,500 for Eveolution, a local charity in Chirnside.

This year the event is attempting to raise funds for the Scottish Ambulance Service. It is hoped that funds are raised for the donation of emergency Intraosseous Infusion (I/O) kits which will be supplied to ambulances which operate throughout the Berwickshire area.

These kits are used in emergency life-threatening situations to provide fluids and medication when normal intravenous access is not available or feasible.

The club is also hoping to raise enough money to donate a community defibrillator to Chirnside village.

Community defibrillators are specially designed for people with little or no medical background.

They also hope to raise funds for the Margaret Kerr Unit at the BGH.

Over the course of the weekend around 100 people will aim to complete this huge challenge, from runners, drivers and those who assist in providing refreshments.

The club has had incredible support from the local community and the Chasers would like to thank their sponsor for the event Greenvale AP who have been magnificent in enabling the event to take place.

Anyone can come along and support the event. In addition to the 48 hour relay run there is also a short walking route around the village.

The club would invite anyone to come along over the weekend to Chirnside Community Centre from 2pm on Friday until 2pm on Sunday where they can take part in the walk for a small donation

Everyone is welcome to come along to see how the walkers and runners are getting on and pop in for a coffee.