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Soldier travels 11,000 miles on a mobility scooter

A former soldier travelling all round Britain on a mobility scooter is passing through our region this week, to raise money for charity.

All in all, he'll be covering 11,000 miles in stages. And he's not alone his two cats have joined him for the journey.

Lori Carnochan met him as he crossed the border.


Head shave to raise money for soldiers

A student in the Borders is getting her hair shaved off to raise money for injured soldiers.

Amy Brown says she always wanted to do something 'mad' for the charity Help for Heroes.

Her brother, Craig Brown, is a soldier and will watch as Amy's hair comes off.

"I decided to do a sponsored head shave to support all the soldiers and Heroes that are currently serving overseas – one of which is my brother, Craig Brown.

"He is making my whole family proud, and I really want to show him my support!"

– Amy Brown, who is having her head shaved for charity


Truckers release '12 days of Christmas' parody

Ten truckers who drive for Eddie Stobart, have released a Christmas single to raise money for charity.

They've recorded a special rendition of '12 days of Christmas', in aid of Help for Heroes.

The transport company have a close relationship with the armed forces, with over one in ten of their drivers coming from a military background.

"We are delighted that Eddie Stobart is releasing a Christmas single to fundraise for Help for Heroes.

"The money it raises will help our iconic British charity, Help for Heroes, provide lifelong support for those who have suffered life changing injuries or illnesses while serving our country."

– Bryn Parry, Help for Heroes Co-founder and CEO

Eddie Stobart Truckers: 12 Days of Christmas is available to download now from all major music retailers.