£900 raised for NHS charity

Gala Cricket Club have handed over £900 to NHS Borders’ official charity The Difference after smashing their 4k in May fundraising target.

With the cricket season postponed by the Coronavirus pandemic, players, members and supporters of the Meigle Park club decided to stay active by walking, cycling or jogging 4,000 kilometres during the month of May to raise money for charity.

The club hoped to raise £500 for The Difference but in the end almost doubled that total and also travelled more than 6,300km.

One of the Gala CC organisers, Ross Patterson, said: “We are delighted with the final total of kilometres travelled and money raised for The Difference and thank everyone who supported 4K in May in any way.

“This has been a difficult time for everyone but the club is pleased to be able to give something back to the NHS for the unbelievable service they have provided during this most challenging of times.”

Gala Cricket Club are now back training under strict guidelines, and are expected to play a number of games against Borders clubs next month, subject to Scottish Government and CricketScotland approval.

Anyone interested in becoming involved in the club should visit www.galacricketclub.co.uk or go to its social media channels.

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