A PEEBLES man is walking St Cuthbert's Way next week to raise money for a cancer charity.

Neil Hughes will be helped by a group of friends, who will join him on different days on the 64-mile trail.

And he is close to reaching half of his £5,000 target for 'It's Good 2 Give' – an organisation focused on helping young cancer patients and their families.

Neil told us: "I am delighted with the local support and would I like to thank all of those who have contributed to a sum which is expected to exceed £3,000.

"Not enough is done to support young cancer patients and their families.

"This is where 'It's Good 2 Give' steps in –making it easier for those impacted by cancer in practical ways.

"It is volunteer-led and even the chair/founder works full-time on a voluntary basis."

Neil has been training hard on the Eildon Hills for the journey which will last five days, starting in Melrose and finishing at Holy Island in Northumberland.

He added: "A friend will join me each day for companionship and safety reasons.

"I will be joined by fellow Peebleans Andrew Williamson, Tom Menzies and Gareth Hughes each walking on one of the days.

"Other friends from Edinburgh, Kelso and Liverpool are also involved.

"This is a big deal for me and my friends and every penny raised is going to a small local charity and is having a direct impact on young cancer sufferers and their families."

To donate, visit: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/NeilHughesandFriends