A group of tradesmen from Dumfries have been impressing with their singing skills after setting up a choir and winning a national title.Read the full story ›
Two members of Kendal's mountain rescue team are getting ready to run 55km over Lakeland fells this weekend.Read the full story ›
A man from Dumfries with diabetes is attempting to complete the equivalent of three marathons in just one day to raise money for charity.
Derek Banks - who's been a type one diabetic for 55 years - will row, cycle and run 26 miles each time at his local gym.
He was inspired to fund raise for Diabetes UK after someone suggested he walked up Ben Nevis.
But the grandfather of 7 decided that would be too easy.
A woman from Kendal has been travelling around Cumbria dressed as a polar polar in order to raise money for charity.
Annie Rawlinson also ran a half-marathon in the North Pole as part of her fundraising efforts.
She completed the challenge in -30 temperatures, but says she found the arctic conditions tougher than she'd anticipated.
It's much, much, much colder than anything you can imagine and then doing one lap my goggles froze totally so I couldn't see.
And then the terrain is so rocky - well, it's not rocky, it's icy - I just kept falling over, which I thought was really funny and just kept picking myself up."
So far Annie's raised over £3,500 for the Samaritans, a charity she volunteers with.
But she says she's still fundraising and hoping to make more.
A woman who was an avid hill walker before suffering a spinal injury is attempting to complete the Coast to Coast route in a specially designed buggy.
Debbie North is raising money to buy a similar all-terrain wheelchair for a charity in the region that helps people with disabilities.
Tim Backshall reports.
A new garden for disabled residents at a home in Dumfries and Galloway has officially opened.Read the full story ›
Five-year-old Amy Renwick has cut her hair and raised £1,000 for a cancer charity.
She is donating seven inches of hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that makes wigs for children undergoing treatment for cancer.
Kate Walby went to meet her.
A five-year-old girl from Carlisle had her long hair cut short to help young cancer patients.
Amy Renwick's haircut has raised £1,000 for charity, and she has donated the hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that makes wigs for children undergoing cancer treatment.
Her mother has said she is proud of her daughter, who was determined to go through with the charity effort after making the decision late last year.
A five-year-old girl from Carlisle has raised £1000 and had her long hair cut short to help young cancer patients.
Amy Renwick's locks will now be donated to the Little Princess Trust which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to their treatment.
Her mother says it was all Amy's idea.
Oh it's just amazing , I was so surprised when she said she wanted to do it. Nothing was changing her mind, she's stuck at it since before Christmas and not changed her mind so really really proud."
Katy Miles and her mother have abseiled down Yorkhill Hospital to raise money for charity.Read the full story ›