AUTHORS in the Borders are coming together to help raise funds for a Kelso teenager and his family.

After reading a report by the Border Telegraph about George McIntosh – a 14-year-old living with a number of chronic and life limiting conditions, including rare Disseminated Oligodendrial Leptomeningeal Brain/Spinal tumours – Borders authors Oliver Eade and Robert Breustedt decided to bring fellow writers together to help raise funds.

Around 10 writers will be selling copies of their works from the former Card Shop at 13 Horsemarket, Kelso on Saturday, August 5.

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The book sale, which will run from 10am to 4pm, will see people asked to pay the set price of each book, or what they can, with all funds going to George and his family.

Mr Eade said: "We were so moved by George's story.

"We want to try and get more money into his Just Giving website.

"Ten writers are donating books for the sale and we're selling a range of works."

Authors joining the sale include: Iona Carroll (Gordon), Margaret Skea (Kelso), Pat Watts (Berwick), Gwen Chessell (Berwick), Kathleen Mansfield (Peebles), Rev. Haisley Moore (Melrose), Hayley Emberey (Galashiels) Anne-Marie Garner (Gattonside), and Eileen Thornton (Kelso).

The book sale will accept cash donations or anyone buying books will be asked to donate directly to George's Just Giving page.

The books on sale will be suitable for children, young adults, and adults, with works including contributions from award-winning authors.

Through the Just Giving page for George, donors have already helped his family cover the cost of a stair lift, however, the family still have £8,00 to go until they reach their £20,000 target.

The remaining funds will help George's family make further adaptations to their home and get a wheelchair to help with his mobility and quality of life.

For updates on the fundraising being done to help George and the McIntosh family, visit the 'Get George Moving' page on Facebook.

And to donate to the family's fundraiser, visit: