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Ultramarathon Pilgrim To Run 340 Miles For Charity

A charity worker is setting out to run 340 miles from Carlisle to Edinburgh on the St Ninian’s Way in a bid to help rebuild war-torn areas of Iraq.

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Charity cycle passes through Annan

A GROUP of kwik fit employees wheeled into Annan this week as part of their fundraising event. The 12 riders who were taking part in The Tour De Branch, set off from Kwik Fit centre situated in Dumfries as they cycled from the town to Newcastle for their chosen charity Children with Cancer UK. After […]

London’s still calling for injured Jim

CAFE owner Jim Main was devastated when he picked up a running injury, thwarting his London Marathon plans.

Charity’s work praised by minister

AN Annan outreach service is being held up as an shining example of ways to combat social isolation.

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Time for tea

A STRANGE way of consuming tea was reported in Lockerbie in the early 1800s.

Beauty spot can only get better

BEAUTIFUL Castle Loch’s grounds have expanded by a further 20 acres, with a play area and new footpath on the horizon.

Walking the wall

A COUPLE are settin off on a coast to coast challenge this weekend to raise money for Mossburn Community Farm.

Military twist for marathon man

A SOLDIER is preparing to race through the capital for charity while wearing full military kit.

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Cancer cash helped with hardship

GRANTS of around £44,200 were given out to people with cancer in Dumfries and Galloway in financial hardship last year, thanks to fundraisers.

Life saver honoured on TV programme

THEY say never meet your heroes – but Colin Duff is glad he met his.

£235k for repairs scheme

FUNDING worth £235,000 is set to be agreed to to help property owners and private tenants in the region to repair their homes.

Stepping out

HIKING boots, blister plasters and donuts were the order of the day for a group of charity walkers on Sunday.

Lotto lifeline for park

A GREEN space in Dumfries is to be transformed into a natural and rustic play area for kids, thanks to a £375k lotto grant.

Helping when tragedy strikes

ENHANCED support is now available to families across the region who face the devastation of the death of their baby.


ANYONE experiencing domestic abuse and/or forced marriage in Dumfries and Galloway is being urged to contact a new helpline.
Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline has just received a £1.7m boost and staff want to ensure more people are supported, protected and can access the emotional and practical support they need.
Manager Lydia Okroj said: “Domestic abuse and forced marriage are both isolating and frightening experiences and no-one should go through them alone; our helpline is there to ensure that no-one has to. We want to make sure that our number is known by everyone like another emergency service, giving a lifeline to those who need it.”
The helpline is available 24/7 on 0800 027 1234.

Rory on countdown for Nepal adventure

A YOUNG man from Middlebie is moving to the other side of the world to volunteer for three months in Nepal.

Be kind today

BE kind and caring and show compassion were the key messages of a new national campaign launched in the region this week.

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Blood bikes reveal running costs

IT costs £45,000 a year to keep the Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes on the road.

Big hearted Grant’s charity efforts recognised

GRANT Seaton will run 13.1 miles, then he’ll run 13.1 miles more, just to be the man who raises money for charity.

Top tourism award for Eastriggs museum

A MUSEUM in Eastriggs is celebrating this week after receiving a prestigious tourism award.

Fairtrade goes on

DUMFRIES and Galloway will keep its status as a Fairtrade Zone for the next two years.

Fundraising friends to sleep rough in city park

TWO Annan students will be sleeping rough in Dundee next month in a bid to highlight the increasing number of homeless people in the Scottish city.

Family save abandoned pups

A FAMILY who saved two tiny puppies that had been dumped on a roadside near Moffat say it was a distressing discovery.

New board for rescue centre

Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre at Glencaple, Dumfries has a new board of directors, pictured. They are: Diane Craven, Angela Sinyard, Dora Sweetman, Sheena Pate, Fiona Chisholm, Dianna Lord and Scott Wells.
The directors would like to thank all the local people who have given their generous support for the charity for its first 15 years and are looking forward to the next chapter in the centre’s story.

Rain won’t stop charity team

STORM Callum is battering the region today but a team of determined cyclists are still hoping to complete a charity cycle ride tomorrow.

Friends are kilted up for charity walk

JUST ten minutes of time and one blood test – that’s all it took to save the life of one man.

We’re all mad here

THE Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts (aka Eilidh and Bev Farish) cordially invite the town to attend a tea party at Lockerbie Town Hall next month.

Attractions ready for Doors Open Day

VENUES across the region are taking part in this year’s Doors Open Day this weekend.

These boots were made for walking

OVER the last 18 months Darren Flint and Donald Greig, plus their trusty hound, Haggis, have walked the length and breadth of Dumfriesshire while researching their new book.

Bye bye beardy

IN LOCKERBIE his beard is as renowned as that of Albus Dumbledore or Gandalf . . . but Keith Handley is set to brave the shave for charity

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