OVER 100 walkers and runners completed a gruelling challenge to raise money for Cash for Kids and also remember a special young boy.

Greig McKinnon was just 11-years-old when he lost his fight for life in 2012.

Since then, his mum, Judith Purves, and brother Sam McKinnon, have organised a fundraising walk, jog or run, every two years – Greig’s Gathering – to support various charities which helped Greig during his young life.

The walk started at Fairnilee Sawmill, next to Yair Bridge, and follows a scenic nine-mile route along the River Tweed to Boleside, before joining the Southern Upland Way heading through Gala Policies, over Gala Hill and down towards Fairnilee.

The youngest walker was just four years old with the most senior being 70.

This was the third Greig's Gathering with previous benefactors being Langlee Support Unit, Capability Scotland Stanmore House and Aberlour Options.

Radio Borders Cash for Kids was this year’s chosen charity and over £1500 has been raised by those taking part in the walk and other supporters.

The charity is run for the benefit of children and young people and all the money raised locally is spent locally. It focuses on alleviating disability, combating illness and improving quality of life.

Judith from Midlem told the Border Telegraph: "Many thanks to everyone who came along.

"It was lovely to see regulars to Greig’s Gathering returning and also lots of new faces.

"Thanks to everyone for your generous donations.

"It is a lovely way for Sam and I to remember Greig and be able to give something back.”