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Dumfries girl busks for Philippines

A seven-year-old girl from Dumfries is raising money for victims of the typhoon in the Philippines, by busking in her home town.

Ruby Darbyshire has been playing instruments, including a harmonica and a ukelele, on her own for shoppers.

Her mum, Joe Calabroso is Filipino, and has relatives in the disaster struck country.

Ruby is fundraising for the Disaster Emergency Committee, who are raising money to help more than 11 million people affected by the typhoon.

'Team Jenna' cyclists complete Lands End to John O'Groats challenge

Cyclists at John O'Groats
The cyclists from Dumfries arrived at John O'Groats on Saturday afternoon Credit: Gary McCormick

A group of cyclists raising money for a fund set up in honour of a Dumfries teenager who died from meningitis have completed their charity challenge. The men arrived at John O'Groats on Saturday afternoon.

They rode 1000 miles as part of the Jenna Dempster Superstar Cycle challenge. Jenna, who was 17, died from meningitis 10 years ago.

Father completes charity cycle in baby son's honour

A Cumbrian Dad has successfully cycled from Kendal to the French hospital that saved his son's life.

Baby Bradley was born three months prematurely when his parents were in France around the time of Bradley Wiggins' success in the Tour de France.

Chris Warren has cycled 120 miles for 5 days with a friend, and then presented the hospital and other charities with over £6000.

He says his knees still hurt but it was worth it.


Full Report: Meningitis charity cycle for Jenna

A group of cyclists have been given a heroes' welcome as they arrived in Dumfries and Galloway.

They are half-way through a 1,000 mile challenge, in memory of a Dumfries teenager who died suddenly from meningitis.

They are riding from Lands End to John O'Groats to raise money for the Jenna Dempster Superstar Fund.

This afternoon, friends and family met them in Moffat - and Hannah McNulty was there too.

Watch her full report below.

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