Berwickshire wheelchair racer Sammi Kinghorn has been appointed the Borders Children’s Charity’s first patron as it gears up for its 50th anniversary.
“I found out about the excellent work the charity does through my neighbour, one of the current committee members,” said Sammi, who has qualified for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
“I love the fact that it is a local charity, able to work with social workers, head teachers and other professionals to reach specific children who need help.
“It’s easy to forget that even in the Borders, for a variety of reasons, there are children in need of beds and bedclothes, winter clothes, specialist healthcare equipment, among other things.
“I hope that by becoming their patron, I can help promote awareness of the Borders Children’s Charity and reach those who might not know about the great work it does.”
“We are so grateful to Sammi,” said Lucy Tile, the BCC Chairman. “Still only 19, she has achieved so much in her field and is an inspiration to children, and adults, across the Borders.”
For Borders Children’s Charity information go to borderschildrenscharity.org.uk.