Eildon walk gives children moment to shine
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Pauline Charles is pictured carrying the Olympic torch through Selkirk earlier this summer.
LITTLE angels will get their moment to shine in the Borders next weekend.
They have been invited to join a sponsored walk carrying the Olympic torch up the Eildon Hills above Melrose.
The fundraiser has been organised by the Borders Additional Needs Group, which was set up by parents of children with special needs to support families who have children with additional, complex or rare conditions.
Each child will be given an opportunity to carry the torch along the route which will start at the Radio Borders car park in Tweedbank on Saturday, August 25, at 1pm. And everyone taking part has to wear angel wings.
A photo will then be taken at the top of the middle Eildon for the charity's new calendar which will be available for sale later in the year.
The idea was dreamt up by Olympic torchbearer Pauline Charles, from Tweedbank, who co-founded BANG and carried the flame through Selkirk earlier this summer.
The family event will finish back at the Radio Borders car park around 5pm and will be followed by refreshments at the Woodcutter in Langlee, Galashiels.
Anyone not able to complete the climb is invited to wait for the group at Melrose Golf Club.
For more details and sponsor forms, call 01896 755417 or 01896 668743, mobile 07825812468, or following the link to the Borders Additional Needs Group on our Facebook page.
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