GALA Cricket Club have raised £900 for charity through their ‘4k in May’ challenge.

With the season postponed by the coronavirus pandemic, players, members and supporters decided to stay active by walking, cycling or jogging 4,000 kilometres.

And the Meigle Park club smashed their £500 target for NHS Borders’ official charity (The Difference) while completing more than 6,300km.

The organisation supports patients across the region, providing the ‘added extras’ which are not offered by the health board.

One of the Gala CC organisers, Ross Patterson, said: “We are delighted with the final total of kilometres travelled and money raised for The Difference and thank everyone who supported 4K in May in any way.

“This has been a difficult time for everyone but the club is pleased to be able to give something back to the NHS for the unbelievable service they have provided during this most challenging of times.”

Gala Cricket Club are now back training under strict guidelines, and are expected to play a number of games against Borders clubs next month, subject to Scottish Government and CricketScotland approval. Anyone interested in becoming involved in the club should visit or go to the social media channels.