Dual celebrations for older Borderers

A celebration was put together by Borders Voluntary Older People's Services charity in Jedburgh for senior citizens to mark St Andrew's Day and Christmas. 'Four coaches from across the Borders transported some 200 guests to Springwood Hall on the outskirts of Kelso for an afternoon of fun and entertainment
A celebration was put together by Borders Voluntary Older People's Services charity in Jedburgh for senior citizens to mark St Andrew's Day and Christmas. 'Four coaches from across the Borders transported some 200 guests to Springwood Hall on the outskirts of Kelso for an afternoon of fun and entertainment
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A celebration was put together by Borders Voluntary Older People’s Services charity in Jedburgh for senior citizens to mark St Andrew’s Day and Christmas.

Four coaches from across the Borders transported some 200 guests to Springwood Hall on the outskirts of Kelso for an afternoon of fun and entertainment provided by Hawick Scout Pipe Band, Ward Irish Dancers, the Spirit of Scotland duo, Harry Macfadyen and Ray Carse (one of the Tartan Lads) and Ian Buchanan.

Santa was also present to help get everyone into the festive mood.

Transport to the coaches (and some to the event) was provided by the organisation’s network of volunteers.

Many of those attending rarely get the opportunity for a day out, but they were all singing on the coaches on their return journeys following a festive lunch.

Volunteers are always welcome and anyone who can spare a few hours a month should phone 01835 862565.