The sky’s the limit for Borders hospital fundraisers

Samantha Moffat, of Hawick, bottom, doing a charity skydive in County Durham.

Samantha Moffat, of Hawick, bottom, doing a charity skydive in County Durham.

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Three Borders General Hospital workers have been reaching for the sky in aid of charity.

Samantha Moffat, Skye Brown and Katrina Lennon, all domestics at the Melrose hospital, have raised almost £1,500 for its charity the Difference by doing a skydive at Peterlee Parachuting at Shotton Colliery in County Durham.

From left, Samantha with pals Skye Brown, Katrina Lennon and Jamie Ritson.

From left, Samantha with pals Skye Brown, Katrina Lennon and Jamie Ritson.

Samantha, 24, of Hawick; Skye, 20, of Selkirk; and Katrina, also 20, of Tweedbank, were joined on the 10,000ft jump by their friend Jamie Ritson, 23, of Hawick, a worker at Selkirk’s HGS call centre.

“My hat came off and our instructor caught it with his mouth after we had jumped into thin air,” said Samantha. “It was completely amazing.”

The four friends were inspired to undertake the skydive by the plight of another pal currently battling cancer, Elaine Stevens, a former colleague of Samantha’s at Hawick Care Company.