Charity raises £40,000 for BGH appeal
A CHARITY set up in memory of a local man who died of cancer presented a cheque for £40,000 towards the building of the region's first palliative care unit to help other people diagnosed with a terminal disease.
Callum's Trust was setup in memory of Callum Finney, from Galashiels, who was diagnosed with Peripheral T-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma before he died in December 2008.
It is supporting the Margaret Kerr Palliative Care Unit which is currently under construction at Borders General Hospital, near Melrose.
Representatives from the Trust are pictured presenting a cheque to staff from the unit ahead of one of their biggest fundraisers of the year.
Around 70 cyclists took part in the Big Cycle on Saturday. It includes a choice of three routes, 10 miles, 25 miles or 50 miles, all starting and finishing at Netherdale. Last year the charity cycle raised £6500.
A spokesperson for Callum's Trust said: "We would like to say a big thanks to all the committee members and friends who marshalled in the wilderness with no toilet facilities and the great job they did to ensure everyone arrived back safely, we couldn't have done it without them."
This article appeared in Border Telegraph 25 Sep 12
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