A BORDERS tractor parade in aid of rugby legend Doddie Weir has harvested more than £30,000 in donations.

Since a cheque for £31,327.00 was handed over in November, a further £2,000 has also been raised, taking the total collected by the Grand Parade of Tractors to over £33,700.

Organiser Ross Montague said: “The cheque is made up of contributions, big and small, from literally hundreds of people and businesses from the Scottish farming community, the local Lauder community and beyond. We are overwhelmed by the support and generosity our event received and are delighted to present this money to the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.”

The parade was held last year for Doddie’s foundation, which he set up to raise research funds and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) after being diagnosed with the debilitating condition.