A TEAM of 19 raised thousands of pounds for the new palliative care unit at Borders General Hospital (BGH) by taking part in the Great North Run.
The 13-mile course from Newcastle to South Shields was tackled by 38,000 runners, including the team on behalf of Friends of Borders General Hospital, who aim to raise £70,000 for the Margaret Kerr Unit.
The full amount raised is not yet known, but two members of the squad have collected £1,700 between them already.
Tony Watson of Friends of the BGH said: “Our runners trained hard for many months and were delighted that conditions were ideal. The atmosphere on the course was great and they all finished with a well justified sense of achievement.
“The Friends would like to express their gratitude for all the hard work put in by the runners and to all those who sponsored them.”