Quick march for people in need

Angela Douglas, Jimmy Caswell and Andy Douglas were among those fund-raising
Angela Douglas, Jimmy Caswell and Andy Douglas were among those fund-raising
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MEMBERS of the local Salvation Army put their best feet forward recently to support the work of the international church and charity.

A group of eight, comprising Soldiers and friends of Hawick Corps, walked up to four circuits of Wilton Lodge park in aid of The Salvation Army’s Big Collection for People in Need. The event was organised by David Oliver, and raised £585 towards a target of £2,400.

Major Steven Turner explained the reason for this new venture: “Traditionally we have raised most of our money through house-to-house collections. But we have fewer and older members than previously. And changes in people’s lifestyles mean that many people are out when we call.”

During September some members of The Salvation Army have been knocking on doors, and others have stood in the street to receive donations. If you were out when the collector called, a freepost envelope may have been left, allowing postal donations to be made. Every penny donated through the appeal is spent on providing services to people in need.