1santaA primary school teacher collapsed and died during Santa fun run yesterday. Tragic Eve Rafferty was among 150 runners taking part in the Santa Jog at Bowhill Country Park in Selkirk, Scotland, when she suddenly fell ill.

Police confirmed that she was treated by ambulance staff after collapsing, but died before she could be taken to hospital. Mrs Raffery, from Selkirk, taught at Knowepark Primary School and was a well-known golfer in the area and a hockey coach.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police in the Scottish Borders received a report of a woman who collapsed within the Bowhill Country Park in Selkirk on Saturday during a charity run. The 59-year-old was treated by ambulance staff but passed away at the scene.”