Nina’s is going solo on 50 mile fund raising quadrathon

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Nina Long from Spottiswoode is taking on a 50 mile quadrathon on Saturday, to raise money for a gap year trip to Ghana with Project Trust.

Setting out from Westruther Nina will ride on horseback to Lauder and Blainslie, jump on her bicycle and cycle to Melrose, Dryburgh and Kelso. After completing 64 lengths of Kelso swimming pool she’ll get back on the bike to cycle to Hume; from there she will walk to Greenlaw, completing the final leg of her quadrathon over the moors from Greenlaw to Westruther on horseback.

All this is to raise the £5,400 she needs to travel to Ghana for a year where she hopes to teach in a village school.

After months of selling Christmas trees, making cakes to sell at school, selling off her party dresses on eBay, washing cars, selling at a car boot sale, running a quiz at Westruther Riding Stables and writing to local businesses and charities she is now over half way to her target.

Saturday’s quadrathon and a grand charity auction in Westruther Village Hall on June 8, at 7pm, organised by Nina and her mother are her two major fund raising events.

Funds raised at the auction will be divided between Nina’s Project Trust fund and providing support for Lana Donaldson’s treatment for aplastic anaemia in Yorkhill Hospital, Glasgow. Lana and her family live in Chirnside but her grandparents Grace and Norrie Donaldson live in Westruther where the community has rallied round to help in any way they can. To contribute items for sale or offer promises for the auction, please give Nina or her mum Siobhan a call on 01578 740210.

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