Dr Andrew Murray, a former GP at Teviot Medical Practice, is set to host a fund-raising talk this weekend in aid of the Margaret Kerr Palliative Care Unit at Borders General Hospital.
The event, which will be held tomorrow (Saturday) in the Corn Exchange, Melrose, will see Dr Murray, a seasoned endurance athlete, talk about his experiences of running the Namib Desert and other adventures.
The charity night has been organised by two local recreational cyclists, Rachel Megahy, of Cavers, and Kelso’s Jaime Black, who, after losing a friend and colleague to cancer, decided to cycle from London to Paris in July next year to boost unit coffers.
Rachel said: “We’ve seen firsthand how tirelessly the staff in the Margaret Kerr unit work to make a difference to patients who need end-of-life care, and we’re hoping our challenge will raise much-needed funds to make this valuable service the best it can be.”
Admission to the fund-raiser, which will also include a charity raffle and auction, is £10. Doors open at 6.30pm to view raffle and auction items, and Dr Murray’s talk will start at 7.30pm.