Auction lots up for grabs at sell-out fund-raiser

Callum Murray
Callum Murray

A FUND-RAISING night being held for seven-year-old cancer patient Callum Murray has completely sold out.

Two-hundred tickets have been snapped up, and there is a waiting list, for tommorrow’s special party night being held at the Mansfield clubrooms, in honour of the brave young Teri who has undergone months of leukaemia treatment in Edinburgh and recently returned home.

The plight of the popular Drumlanrig pupil, the son of former Greens player Colin Murray and wife Tracey (nee Froud), has already inspired Teries to raise well over £5,000 through events at Barrie’s, Drumlanrig school and Linden RFC, and saw over 100 people donate money to CCLASP – which provides vital help for the Sick Kids Hospital in Edinburgh – instead of sending Christmas cards. But this weekend the fund-raising effort is especially for Callum and his family, and once again townsfolk have rallied round.

Callum’s great-auntie Pauline Dyce, who has helped organise the event, told the Hawick News: “Local singer Lori Cockburn is performing to raise funds for Callum in the hope that we can raise enough money to send him, mum and dad and brother Hamish on holiday, and the support has been amazing. Once again people have been absolutely fantastic.”

But also taking centre stage tomorrow night is an auction including a signed Wayne Rooney photograph and a rugby ball bearing England ace Johnny Wilkinson’s signature. And silent bids can be made now by calling Pauline on 376507.

Pauline added: “We also have 25 fantastic raffle prizes which include tickets for Kelso races, vouchers for The Meet, Touch Wood and Lindsay Grieve, local knitwear and a bag from Chesters, to name only a few. We can’t believe how generous local businesses have been.”

Also providing entertainment will be Five Dollar Shake, the Lesley McFarlane School of Dance and DJ Brian Fowler.