Workers put through the mill

Hawick Knitwear workers have completed a 12-hour fitness challenge for charity.
Hawick Knitwear workers have completed a 12-hour fitness challenge for charity.

Around 60 Hawick Knitwear employees took part in a fitness challenge on Saturday to raise money for charities close to the workforce’s hearts.

The Liddesdale Road workers energetic endeavours began at 6.30am following an official start by Provost Stuart Marshall, and spurred on by friends and family, they cycled, rowed and ran their way through the next 12 hours.

Fifteen minute slots were successfully completed in aid of Parkinson’s UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Hawick Knitwear’s Rhona McLeod said: “The event has been a really positive experience, bringing the workforce, friends and family together, to raise funds for three great charities. We have so many people to thank, including Think Fitness who, without allowing us the use of their facilities, the event wouldn’t have taken place. Our target is to raise around £3,000.”

Parkinsons Border branch spokesperson Mal Slorance added: “It was a really memorable day and the funds raised will make a huge difference.”