A pint’s neigh bother tae me, Jim!

Selkirk Rotary Club president Jim McPherson offers hospitality to guest Cree in the County Hotel

Selkirk Rotary Club president Jim McPherson offers hospitality to guest Cree in the County Hotel

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Selkirk Rotarians have been horsing around – all in the cause of fun, fellowship and, above all, supporting charities.

First at the starting line was Cree, one of the horses used by Borders-based Stable Life, an organisation which supports vulnerable children and young people by teaching them life skills through horses and their environment.

Selkirk Rotary Club president Jim McPherson presents a �1,000 cheque to the Reverend Margaret Steele for the parish church roof fund, watched by Anne Bethune and Rotary club  treasurer Grant Gill

Selkirk Rotary Club president Jim McPherson presents a �1,000 cheque to the Reverend Margaret Steele for the parish church roof fund, watched by Anne Bethune and Rotary club treasurer Grant Gill

Cree was treated to the usual friendly Rotary club gathering welcome when he arrived at the County Hotel bar – even being offered a drink by club president Jim McPherson.

The horse was accompanied by Sable Life volunteers who benefited from a club donation in excess of £300.

The money has enabled them to purchase six blouson jackets for volunteers to use while working with the horses during the sessions with young people.

Other guests had been invited to the gathering to receive cheques from the club.

Borders Exploration Group leader Geraldine Bouglas and Selkirk Rotary Club president Jim McPherson with three of the young people who are off to Malawi  Hamish Robertson, Erin Highton and Kieran Riddell

Borders Exploration Group leader Geraldine Bouglas and Selkirk Rotary Club president Jim McPherson with three of the young people who are off to Malawi  Hamish Robertson, Erin Highton and Kieran Riddell

Selkirk Parish Church benefitted from a donation of £1,000 towards roof repairs and Borders Exploration Group members, including three local young people, who are heading to Malawi later this year collected £500.

Two days later and Rotarians were putting their money on horses of a different nature when their annual dinner took the form of a horse-racing night at the town’s rugby club.

This time the horses were on film and board, and visitors from other Borders Rotary clubs joined in the fun.

 

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