Little angels shine on charity walk

Published: 4 Sep 2012 09:290 comments

LITTLE angels got their moment to shine in the Borders.

The group are pictured at the start of their walk in Tweedbank.

The group are pictured at the start of their walk in Tweedbank.

They were invited to join a sponsored walk carrying the Olympic torch up the Eildon Hills above Melrose.

The fundraiser was 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 was given an opportunity to carry the torch along the route which started and finished at the Radio Borders car park in Tweedbank on Saturday. And everyone taking part wore angel wings.

A total of 19 walkers of all ages braved the rain to take part in the fundraiser.

And it is hoped photos from the event can be included in 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.

She told the Border Telegraph: "It was a hard climb with all the mud and clay. We were so relieved to reach the top but it felt fantastic. We motivated each other all the way and sang the odd song on the way back." And she added: "We hope to have raised well in excess of £500."

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