Neil's in the swim

A swimming challenge by Neil McMurdo, from Eyemouth, saw him achieve a personal best and also raise £925 for Berwickishire Riding for the Disabled.

Saturday, 5th November 2016, 07:34 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 15:38 pm
Neil McMurdo hands over a cheque for £925 to Sarah Palmer of Berwickshire RDA

Neil, 57, has cerebral palsy and arachnoiditis which made the idea of a half-mile swim somewhat daunting as his propulsion through the water comes mainly from one arm.

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However, a determined Neil, who worked in the accounts department of the Berwick Advertiser and Berwickshire News for many years, managed to complete the 850 metres in just over an hour.

Handing over the cheque to Berwickshire RDA’s Sarah Palmer, Neil thanked everyone who sponsored and encouraged him.