Borderers get into spirit for Lavender Touch fundraisers

Andrew Cannon, florist at Edelweiss Galashiels, gets into the spirit.  Andrew also donated floral table centres to the Royal Wedding event for the lavender touch.
Andrew Cannon, florist at Edelweiss Galashiels, gets into the spirit. Andrew also donated floral table centres to the Royal Wedding event for the lavender touch.

A LOCAL charity has sent out a big thank you to kind-hearted Borderers who pulled out all the stops to support what looks to become an annual event.

People from across the region joined in the Wear Lavender to Work Day, including dentists, health workers, joiners, students, workmen and members of staff at Scottish Borders Council.

The charity also staged a special event for the royal wedding (photographs on pages 12 and 13) which saw 110 women arrive at Selkirk Rugby Club dressed in wedding clothing – hats and fascinators. Some were dropped off by their husbands in cars with red, blue and white wedding ribbons. The women were treated to canapes and fizz on arrival.

After viewing the ceremony on a choice of three screens at the venue, they were then given a buffet lunch and wedding cake, wine, tea and coffee. The venue had been dressed to look like a wedding reception with drapes round the walls, floral centre pieces on the tables, favours, Order of Service and balloons.

The charity estimates that the two events, organised to mark Lavender Touch week, will have raised around £3,000 for the charity, as well as awareness of what it does.