Organisers of the Costa Peebles Hogmanay Torchlight Procession have announced that the event raised £1100 for local charities. An estimated 2000 people took part in the procession or braved the wet weather to watch the procession light up the last night of last year.
The proceeds, generated by the sale of torches and support from local business, will go to the Peebles Beltane organisation, the Peebles Christmas Lights Association, the Peebles Round Table and the Peebles Peace Group.
Paul Ackerman of Peebles and District Round Table said: “We were pleased to be involved again this year – it’s a great event which draws the community together at the end of the year, provides a fantastic spectacle in the centre of the town, and with the added bonus of raising money for charity.”
Neil Dalgleish, from the locally-based organisers Hillside Outside said, “we’re proud that the event was such a safely run success and has raised some well-deserved funds for these charities. Huge thanks to all who made it possible and we hope it will become part of the traditionof new year in Peebles.”
More information from Chris Wright at Hillside Outside: 01721 588050 or Neil Dalgleish 07796 173939