Love Island stars help charity to save lives in Syria

Camilla Thurlow Credit: ITV Border

More than £60,000 has been raised to help a Dumfries and Galloway charity save children's lives in Syria.

The HALO Trust, which is based at Carronfoot near Thornhill, is carrying out mine risk education programmes in the war-torn country.

They organised a 30km 'Walk for Syria' around their base in the south west of Scotland, to raise funds and awareness.

Around 300 walkers took part, including Love Island TV stars Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt.

Camilla is from Dumfries and Galloway, and previously worked as an explosive ordnance disposal officer for HALO in Cambodia, Mozambique and the Caucasus.

Walkers begin the trek. Credit: ITV Border

After eight years of conflict in Syria, an estimated 8.2 million people live surrounded by abandoned explosive hazards that maim or kill indiscriminately.