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Borders heart charity founder awarded MBE

Wilma Gunn Credit: Gunn family

A woman from the Scottish Borders who founded a heart charity has been awarded an MBE.

Wilma Gunn, from Selkirk, has spent years campaigning for heart screening for young athletes, following the death of her son.

The 68-year-old set up the charity Scottish Heart at Risk Testing (HART), after her son collapsed and died during a football match the night before his 20th birthday in 1991.

Mrs Gunn was awarded the MBE for services to cardiac health and to charity in Scotland.

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