Firm donates thousands to charities

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Local accountancy firm JRW has raised more than £3,400 for two very worthy Borders charities.

A team of nine from the company, including a contingent from Hawick, took part in the business challenge category of the BUPA Great Edinburgh Run earlier this month to raise funds for both the Margaret Kerr Unit Appeal at Borders General Hospital and Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue.

They did the Borders proud, with their first four finishers winning the prize for being the first small business team in the race. Most of the team are newcomers to running but trained really hard to support these two great local causes.

Alister Biggar, a partner at JRW, said: “Some of the firm were looking to improve their fitness levels and so when we saw there was a competition for businesses we decided to go for it and took the opportunity to raise the funds for two very good local causes.”

Steve Penny, team leader at Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue, said: “A donation such as this makes a huge difference to our funds. The team’s waterproof shell jackets need to be replaced and this donation now allows us to go ahead with this.”