A Host of Daffodils...
A hundred Pipers...(almost!)
Hundreds of people...turned out to support
The Marie Curie Walk for Charity along what is now known as the Daffodil Walk on Easter Sunday.
The walkers, headed by Jedburgh Royal British Legion Pipe Band, made their way from the Borders General Hospital to the first stop where the path crosses Chiefswood Road. A new sign was unveiled by Hawick's world famous rugby commentator Bill McLaren, who is patron of Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Th next stop was officially to present a seat donated by Melrose Traders Asociation; the duties here were carried out by Association Chairman Douglas Hardie. On completion, entrants were invited back to Melrose Cricket Pavilion for refreshments where childrens' entertainments, stalls and a car boot sale were in full swing, ably supported by the hospital radio station.
Ann Macintyre, the Borders fundraising officer for Marie Curie Cancer Care said that she was delighted with the sum raised during the afternoon which was £2887. She already has plans in mind to make next year's event particularly special with a target of 2000 walkers for the Millennium year.