East Lothian Courier: Witches ride waves in North Berwick for charity


North Berwick residents and visitors were treated to a spooky Hallowe’en scene… when a couple of witches glided past on the Firth of Forth!

But the witches weren’t on broomsticks – they were on paddleboards.

Local mums Emma Papakyriakou and Ruth Fraser donned the witch garb for their scary paddle to raise money for Reverse Rett, after their children’s schoolfriend, nine-year-old Eliza McKinney, who has Rett Syndrome, was recently hospitalised.

Eliza who recently came home from hospital with her brother, Angus

Emma said: “We just cannot believe the generosity of the local community since setting out to do this fun challenge. We have already smashed our target of £200 and are now over £2,000.

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