Show your courage by abseiling down Haggerston's tower

Friday the 13th will be lucky for some youngsters as the Radio Borders Superhero Day takes place in aid of their charity Cash for Kids.

Wednesday, 11th May 2016, 9:51 am
Updated Wednesday, 11th May 2016, 10:57 am
Courage the cat abseiling down Haggerston Castle

The event, sponsored by Go Outdoors in Scremerston, will raise money for children within the broadcast area of the station who need a helping hand.

Across north Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, offices, businesses, schools and individuals are joining forces to support Superhero Day.

Among them is Bourne Leisure which is encouraging visitors to abseil down its 175 foot tower at Haggerston Castle on Saturday.

Envy Hair in Hawick, the Jammy Coo in Liliesleaf, Boots the Chemist in Jedburgh and schools from Peebles to Eyemouth are taking part.

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“It’s a chance for everyone across the region to reveal the superhero in them and make a real difference to local kids who need a helping hand,” said Candy Rafferty, charity manager at Radio Borders.

“This year, the funds raised will start a lending library of books, games, toys and equipment for the newly opened National Autistic Society support group here.

“We also want to provide a day of adventure and achievement for our children on the autistic spectrum at a specialist centre in Kielder.

Radio Borders presenters will be out and about with their microphones on the day, highlighting the most original ideas and celebrating the support of the community.

Information on getting involved can be found on the Radio Borders website.

The campaign also features a free text donate option with 100 per cent going directly to the charity by texting BORDERS 70808.