Borders pupils name Commonwealth wheelchair

A wheelchair that a Scottish Borders athlete will use to race in the Commonwealth Games has been named by pupils at a local school.

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Wheelchair racer wanted to 'give something back' to pupils

Wheelchair racer Samantha Kinghorn says she decided to let Lauder Primary School pupils name her new racing chair, because they raised money that helped her buy it.

The P7 pupils raised £500 for Samantha 2 years ago.

Today, she visited the school with the new chair, and announced the winner of a competition to name it.

Amy MacDougal came up with the winning name 'Poppy'.

"When they were in P5 they raised £500, I thought it was pretty amazing that they raised that much money. They had done something really amazing for me, so I thought I would give them chance to see their name on a chair that is going to be racing in the Commonwealth Games."

– Samantha Kinghorn

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