THE Rowan Boland Memorial Trust has handed out almost £10,000 since the start of the year to various rising sporting stars and junior clubs in the Borders.

And the charity is now asking for some support for the Meigle Run this Friday to help continue its good work.

The fundraiser is organised alongside local athletics group Gala Harriers and takes in a scenic 5km route – which is open to families, dog walkers and walkers – alongside the Junior Fun Run round Gala Cricket Club’s ground.

Registration begins at 5.30pm at the Cricket Club at the top of Manse Street, with the Junior Fun Run at 6.15pm and Meigle Fun Run beginning at 7pm.

Scotland’s Womens cricket international Caitlin Ormiston and Gala RFC’s Euan Dods will present the trophies on the night.

A small registration fee is charged on the night with all proceeds going to the Trust and refreshments are also available for all those taking part.

The latest Trust grant recipient is William Brodie, as the 15-year-old downhill mountain-biker from Denholm received £300.

Jedburgh Grammar pupil William is riding for a Scottish youth team this year and is aiming to tackle his first World Cup in two years time.

William said: “I am aiming to make my first European race in Austria in September and this grant will help me to gain more experience around the UK beforehand.”