A CROWDFUNDING campaign has been launched after the death of a Borders teenager in the River Tweed.

Ellice Murray, 15, from Kelso, got into trouble while kayaking on the river with her dad and brother on Monday, March 22.

Her body was recovered from the water after emergency services responded to the incident.

A fundraiser was created this week “to give back” to the teenager’s family, who run a café in Kelso.

“Elle's death has shocked and saddened our whole town with many keen to support Kirstin, Fraser, Noa and Ben in any way possible,” the description on the GoFundMe page reads.

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“They have been a huge part of our community for a long time, offering support and sanctuary within their café to all who visited.

“Now, it's our turn to give back. This page is for anyone who wishes to support the family and also help towards a memorial for the much loved Ellice Murray.”

The campaign has raised £1,240 as at 2pm on April 2, more than doubling the initial target amount of £500.

The description adds: “Ellice had a great sense of humour and a personality as big as her heart. Having fought many challenges in her life, Elle had finally found her way.

“She was the happiest she had ever been and was excited to be starting college and studying horticulture in the autumn.

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“Elle was a lover of the outdoors and was passionate about our environment. At 15 years old, she was a modern woman in the making.

“Elle stood for equality and spoke from the heart, rarely sugar coating how she felt.”

To visit the GoFundMe page, click here.